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Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:21 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 5:19 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL awarded Randy Moss to the Tennessee on Wednesday -- given the Titans spot in the NFL's waiver order, a large number of teams declined to claim Moss.

A report from SI's Don Banks before the 4 PM EST waiver deadline indicated that Tennessee put in a claim, and it appears that Moss' reported unwillingness to show up to a non-contender's office may have put a scare in several teams, most notably the St. Louis Rams, who were actually favored to land Moss, but concerned with how he might affect a young locker room.

In fact, the NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reported Wednesday that the Titans were the only team put a claim in for Moss.

Fans of the NFL (and especially Tennessee fans) will recall that in the 1998 NFL Draft, with the 16th overall pick, the Tennessee Oilers made Kevin Dyson the first wideout taken ... five spots ahead of where Moss was selected by the Vikings.

Clearly Moss' addition makes the Titans a better team -- Chris Johnson will see less stacked boxes and if Kenny Britt is able to return (which isn't guaranteed, and may be part of the reason why the Titans targeted Moss), he'll be facing single coverage frequently.

Vince Young's ability to scramble and improvise should work quite well with Moss' deep speed (and, by the way, Young's the top-rated passer in the NFL right now), and Moss should be absolutely drooling when he looks at the Titans remaining schedule: after the Titans Week 9 bye, they face Miami (12th in the league against the pass), the Redskins (30th), the Texans (32nd) twice, the Jaguars (28th), the Colts (7th) twice, and the Chiefs (23rd). 

Quickly following the news that the Titans were awarded Moss, multiple reports indicated that the wideout would report to Tennessee, and his agent, Joel Segal, confirmed that in a statement Wednesday.

"Randy is looking forward to coming to Tennessee," Segal said via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. "He is ready to play."

The Titans are excited as well, clearly.

"We are always looking for ways to improve our roster," said Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt, according to the Titans Twitter feed. "Randy is obviously a Hall of Fame player, [and] has the ability to be a difference maker for our offense."

Jeff Fisher added that, "We had an opportunity to upgrade our offense and Randy has been a tremendous threat where ever he has been. We will bring him up to speed as quickly as possible."

Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post reports that the Patriots and Vikings will each foot $1.5 million of Moss' contract, while the Titans will pick up the remaining $3.4 million because of their waiver claim.

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Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 5:17 pm
 

Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

Randy will see this as a last chance. He fails here, he is done as far as receiving any kind of contract next year. Randy realized this last week when the Vikings were beaten by the Patriots and there were far too many ego's in Minnesota for his liking. Tennessee is almost off the radar (no offense) but outside of the state, you rarely hear of them. If Chris Johnson played for another team in a larger market, the sky would be the limit. This is a good fit for Randy Moss. It is up to him to fit in, he will view this opportunity just as he viewed New England in 2007. Not saying he will break records, but he has a chance to excel and if he is like any other athlete in a contract year, he wil be fine. If not, no  one to hurt but himself. Go titans



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:26 pm
 

Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

My condolences to you Tennnessee Titans. You all have recently found out in one day you all got cancer. The Vikings, Raiders and Patriots have all been cured, so there is hope that someday soon you all will be cured of this cancer also.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 12:41 pm
 

Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

Tennessee does have better food... so maybe he'll play better now



Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 11:55 am
 

Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

Moss is a liability to any team he is on right now with his rude comments and thinking he all that attitude. He remind me of the Atlanta Braves closer a while ago named John Rocker with his attitude and putting people down. The comments that he made to the Vikings about the restaurant that served them Fridays practice dinner made me think of him as a football version of John Rocker and if I was a team owner i wont not have signed him or pout in a claim on him for the simple fact that somebody with that attitude clearly is in it for himself when its supposed to be a team effort. Moss i hope you pull your head out of your butt and grow up. You may be a Star in New England but they didn't want you back. Get over yourself.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 11:47 am
 

Randy Moss awarded to Tennessee Titans

Moss will be back in NE before the year is out.


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