Moss to Jets? Report says team interested in veteran wideout

The Jets have legitimate interest in pending free agent Randy Moss, the New York Daily News reported Monday, citing sources.

The interest makes sense, given the unsettled nature of New York's receiving corps. Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith could be free agents this offseason, and it has been speculated that it will be difficult to retain the services of all three. Edwards has been vocal about wanting to stay with the team, and Holmes has said he's taking a wait-and-see attitude.

Moss has the potential to give the Jets and third-year quarterback Mark Sanchez a fearsome vertical threat. The 34-year-old is one of the most prolific wide receivers in NFL history, but he's also coming off a tumultuous season in which he played for three teams (New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans) and caught a career-low 28 passes.

Moss is part of what might be a crowded free-agent field of veteran receivers, with others expected to be available via trade. The glut in the market could allow the Jets or another team to obtain the future Hall of Famer at a discount rate.

Antonio Cromartie, another Jets free agent seeking a long-term deal, would welcome the sight of Moss in green and white.

"I would love to have Randy Moss on Jets," Cromartie tweeted Monday morning. "Much respect. Great vertical guy who has a lot left in the tank."

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