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Chris Houston clarifies comments about Randy Moss

On Monday, the Detroit News provided a juicy quote attributed to Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston in regard to Randy Moss. We wrote about it here.

According to a tweet by News reporter Josh Katzenstein, Houston said the San Francisco 49ers wideout was a "possession receiver" who can't "take the top off" defenses at this stage of his career.

As it turns out, that's not the message Houston was trying to getting across.

Katzenstein later issued an apology to Houston via Twitter. The reporter reached out to Around The League to clarify the exact comments made by Houston. Here they are, in full:

» "Randy, I think he had a touchdown, but he wasn't taking the top off the field like he normally does."

And ...

» "He's a smart receiver, possession guy. He can still take the top off the end, but most defenses are going to play him to where, don't let him beat you deep, let him catch the little curl. He didn't make his name Moss by catching curls. He made his name by going up and getting the ball. If you don't let him do that and just keep it conservative then that's how teams are going to play him. That's how Green Bay played him a lot, too."

So there you have it. Chris Houston still respects Randy Moss. This makes sense.

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