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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Randy Moss Oh My!!! - New England Patriots Team News

Patriots acquire WR Moss from Raiders Click here to find out more! wire reports

ALAMEDA, Calif. (April 29, 2007) -- The Oakland Raiders cut ties with Randy Moss after two unproductive seasons, sending the former Pro Bowl receiver to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick.

Moss was disgruntled for most of his two seasons in Oakland, and said frequently last season he thought he'd be better off with another team. He wanted to be dealt either to New England or Green Bay and got his wish.

"We felt this was the best scenario for both the Raiders and Randy," Oakland coach Lane Kiffin said. "We wish him nothing but the best."

With the Patriots, Moss will be teamed with three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady, who now has plenty of talented receivers to throw to on offense. New England has already added three other wide receivers this offseason: Wes Welker in a trade with Miami, and Donte' Stallworth and Kelley Washington as free agents.

New England began rebuilding its receiver corps last year after losing its top two receivers from 2005. Leading receiver Deion Branch, after a contract dispute, was traded to Seattle the day after the season opener, in which he didn't play. Earlier, David Givens signed as a free agent with Tennessee.

The Patriots ended last season with Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney and Troy Brown as their top three receivers. Brown is a free agent, while Caldwell and Gaffney are signed through the 2008 season.

Oakland gave up the seventh overall pick in 2005, linebacker Napoleon Harris and a seventh-round pick to Minnesota for Moss in 2005. Moss, who made five Pro Bowls in seven seasons with Minnesota, had 102 catches for 1,558 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Raiders. He had career lows last season with 42 catches for 553 yards and three touchdowns.

New Oakland coach Lane Kiffin wanted to deal Moss before the start of next weekend's mandatory minicamp. Moss had not participated in any of the team's offseason workouts and the Raiders were unsure if he'd attend the minicamp.

The deal leaves the Raiders with Jerry Porter, Ronald Curry, Doug Gabriel and newly acquired Mike Williams as their top receivers. Oakland traded a fourth-round pick for Williams and quarterback Josh McCown of Detroit.

Williams, who played for Kiffin in college at USC, struggled in two NFL seasons since being drafted by Detroit with the 10th pick in 2005. He started only six games in Detroit, making 37 catches for 449 yards and two touchdowns.

The Raiders selected cornerback John Bowie from Cincinnati with the pick they got from New England."

"Moss is currently in New England undergoing a physical. He has agreed to restructure and/or extend his contract to consummate the deal. He is due base salaries of $9.25 million in 2007 and $11.25 million in 2008.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Moss enters his 10th NFL season after having played for the Vikings (1998-2004) and Raiders (2005-2006). He had a career-low 42 catches for 553 yards and three touchdowns last season as the Raiders struggled to a 2-14 record, and is said to be motivated to join a winning program.

The acquisition of Moss continues the team's offseason makeover at the position. The Patriots traded for Wes Welker and signed Donte' Stallworth and Kelley Washington in free agency."

I think this is an Excellent Move for the patriots. Only giving up a 4th,
Fan fuckingtastic.
He was only willing to restructure for the Patriots, Lets hope that he
has seen the light and is willing to be a Part of the Puzzle instead of the Man.

Donte Stallworth and Randy Moss are the starting recievers for the NEP
That is pretty fucking good in my book.
Now I am stoked for Training Camp to get here.

Is that picture at the top from his Booking when he was arrested or what?


Billy B (7 years waiting for season Tix)

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