Once Randy Moss' exit from Minnesota becomes official -- and coach Brad Childress made it clear Monday night that is the team's intention -- his services will be sought. However, after his outburst that led to his trade to Minnesota out of New England and his rant that spurred his awkward departure from the Vikings, who will want him, at least badly enough to put in a waiver claim?
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The Rams also need wide receivers but for them to bring Moss into a harmonious locker room that might not have the veteran leadership to absorb his broodiness and Braveheart-type leadership would seem like a reach. Same for Tampa Bay. Both young teams have good things going and Moss' potential on the field might not be worth his potential disruption off it.
That said, from players I've spoken to, Moss is generally liked by teammates.
The Redskins are 15th this week on the waiver-wire claim chart, and could be the first team to make a move. Star power is beloved by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and coach Mike Shanahan needs playmakers. But Shanahan just fueled potential problems by benching quarterback Donovan McNabb against Detroit, so adding Moss to the McNabb and Albert Haynesworth drama might put things over the top in D.C.
It's not easy seeing him ending up in run-heavy Miami alongside Marshall. Moss would be a nice addition to Marshall and Davone Bess, but coach Tony Sparano isn't big on personality-driven players. Marshall might be enough. See a trend here?
The Jets also would keep him away from the Patriots, who might not be too worried. They've had Moss and dealt him away for a third-round draft pick and are 3-0 without him. Bringing him back to new England wouldn't hurt, since he was actually well liked by a lot of his teammates there. Plus, they know he'd behave and fit a need.