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Let's go through the league by waiver priority (with thanks to AFC East blogger Tim Graham for compiling the list) and use context, scheme and this year's performance to see where Moss might be best suited. We'll give each team a score for fit, with zero representing a terrible situation for Moss and 10 an ideal one.


1. Buffalo: No hope of going to the playoffs and a similar player in the lineup in Lee Evans. Wouldn't spend the cash anyway. Fit: 0/10

2. Carolina: Promising performances from David Gettis and Brandon LaFell would be enough to justify avoiding Moss even if record was good. Fit: 0/10

3. Dallas: Money ain't a thang, but one of the few positions the Cowboys are deep at is wide receiver. Would be solely for PR distraction purposes. Fit: 2/10

4. San Francisco: Michael Crabtree has a better defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) and catch rate than Moss, and the two are too similar to play across from each other. Fit: 1/10

5. Denver: A dark horse because of Moss' background with Josh McDaniels from their time in New England together, but Brandon Lloyd is second in the league in DYAR while playing the same downfield role Moss did in New England. No room for Moss here. Fit: 3/10

6. Detroit: Significant investments at both wide receiver spots in Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson. Not a Jim Schwartz guy. Fit: 0/10

7. Minnesota: Moving on ...

8. Cincinnati: Moss, T.O. and Chad Ochocinco would be a legendary news conference trio, but the Bengals aren't about to shell out the $3.4 million Moss is owed to use him as a third wideout. Fit: 1/10

9. Cleveland: The Browns weren't interested in Moss a month ago. They're going nowhere and have a variety of young wide receivers to give reps to. Moss would be their best receiver, though. Fit: 3/10

10. San Diego: Despite the injuries at wide receiver, the Chargers have the best DVOA in the league on "deep" passes (passes thrown 15 or more yards downfield), at 141.8 percent. Moss would fit right into the offense, but they would only need him until Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd get back. Fit: 7/10

11. Arizona: He's not starting ahead of Steve Breaston, and the Cardinals don't have a quarterback to get him the ball. Fit: 0/10

12. Jacksonville: Quietly effective combination at wideout with Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas and aversion to spending money make Moss a luxury Jags can't afford. Fit: 1/10

13. St. Louis: Every downfield target the Rams have used has gotten injured; at one point on Sunday, Sam Bradford was 12-of-15 for 58 yards. Moss would give the team an option they just don't have right now, and the Rams are right in the playoff hunt. An ideal place for Moss to land. Fit: 10/10

14. Oakland: Al Davis juggles grudges like you wouldn't believe. Fit: 1/10

15. Washington: While Dan Snyder will always be linked to these sort of nuclear options, Anthony Armstrong has a 12.0 percent DVOA, and Moss isn't the sort of player who goes well with Mike Shanahan. Unlikely. Fit: 4/10

16. Seattle: The Seahawks are reportedly interested in Moss, and it would make some sense: They rank 27th on deep passes, and Moss would be a good counter to the strength of Mike Williams. On the other hand, they rank 26th on all non-deep passes, and they have no left tackle. Moss won't solve their problems Fit: 5/10

17. Chicago: Moss in a Mike Martz offense in 2001 would have been terrifying; how can he make an impact as a deep receiver when Jay Cutler can't find Devin Hester now, though? Fit: 3/10

18. Miami: Another team rumored to be interested already, Miami ranks fourth in DVOA on short passes (fewer than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage) and just 25th on deep throws. Moss would give the Dolphins a deep threat and they have a prominent former Marshall teammate on the roster: Chad Pennington. Fit: 8/10

19. Philadelphia: The Eagles don't mind taking chances, but Moss isn't beating a healthy DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin into the starting lineup. Fit: 2/10

20. Green Bay: The total lack of interest in Marshawn Lynch suggests that the Packers aren't prone to shopping for big-ticket items in midseason. If Donald Driver's injury is serious, they're more likely to give James Jones and Jordy Nelson time. Also: The mooning thing. Fit: 2/10

21. New Orleans: Sean Payton loves his deep threats, but he's already got too many of them to begin with. They do need a cornerback, though, and Moss had an interception on a Hail Mary pass last year … Fit: 3/10

22. Tennessee: The Titans have clearly established a trend of getting bad attitudes out of their locker room; the only reason they would consider Moss would be if Kenny Britt's injury is a season-ender. Fit: 3/10

23. Houston: With the seventh-best DVOA in the league on deep passes, the Texans are in the same boat as the Titans; unless Andre Johnson is suddenly done for the year, they don't need Moss. Fit: 3/10

24. Indianapolis: Hey, it would be fun. The Colts are the best short passing team in the league by DVOA, but are only 14th on deep throws, and they have depth issues at receiver with Austin Collie and Dallas Clark out. He could contribute with his knowledge of the Patriots, at least. Fit: 6/10

25. Kansas City: One of the best fits for Moss. Chambers has been a healthy scratch the past few weeks, and they don't have a great downfield receiver on the roster without him, ranking 22nd in DVOA on deep throws. His presence would help out the running game, but one problem: Matt Cassel. On bombs (25 yards or more downfield) to Moss in 2008, Cassel was just 4-of-22. And that was with a better Moss. Fit: 8/10

26. Tampa Bay: Mike Williams isn't a complete receiver yet, but he's a Moss starter kit, with a number of leaping catches over defenders for big plays. Tampa needs a possession receiver, not Moss. Fit: 3/10

27. New York Giants: What, you're going to bench Hakeem Nicks? Fit: 0/10

28. Baltimore: The Ravens hope that Donte' Stallworth will be the downfield receiver to play alongside their trio of veteran possession receivers, but Moss would be an upgrade on Stallworth. On the other hand, the Ravens already rank ninth in the league on deep throws, so they're doing OK without Moss or Stallworth. Fit: 4/10

29. Atlanta: Roddy White and Michael Jenkins play well off of each other, and the Falcons are sixth in the league on those rare times when they do throw deep. Perfectly content to use Harry Douglas as their home run threat. Fit: 2/10

30. New York Jets: Yes, they could stick it to the Patriots. On the other hand, they already have Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards for downfield passes. Signing Moss would just make one of those two unhappy. Fit: 3/10

31. Pittsburgh: After dealing Holmes away for a song? No. The Steelers also rank second in the league on deep passes, so there's no need. Fit: 0/10

32. New England: Moss knows the playbook. He appears to regret his decision to move away from the Patriots. But Bill Belichick isn't exactly fond of backsies, and Deion Branch and Brandon Tate have looked better than Moss since the latter's departure. It's a bad place for both parties. Fit: 3/10



After looking at each team's current situation, the Rams stand out as the best landing point for Moss at this point in time. NFC West blogger Mike Sando agrees. If Moss lasts until the Rams' spot at 13, they should take the risk and give Sam Bradford a downfield weapon.

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Post Re: ESPN Insider (Subscriber)- Where Moss Fits Best
Ugh I sure hope not man... do not like this guy at all.


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All I want for Christmas is for St. Louis to pass Moss up......


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Chicago makes more sense than this guy gives credit. This team has desperately needed a number 1 wideout since the beginning of time...and Jay Cutler needs someone that understands football running routes for him. Johnny Knox is not getting it done...with as much money as they poured out there for Peppers and the picks they dished at Cutler this team is desperate...plus the NFC is up for grabs and the Bears are right there in the thick of it.

Moss to Chicago makes sense.

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Iowafin wrote:
Chicago makes more sense than this guy gives credit. This team has desperately needed a number 1 wideout since the beginning of time...and Jay Cutler needs someone that understands football running routes for him. Johnny Knox is not getting it done...with as much money as they poured out there for Peppers and the picks they dished at Cutler this team is desperate...plus the NFC is up for grabs and the Bears are right there in the thick of it.

Moss to Chicago makes sense.


Reports are that the Bears are not considering him.

Seahawks are also out of the race as well.

Sounds like St. Louis and Washington are the two contenders before Miami's slot.


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Post Re: ESPN Insider (Subscriber)- Where Moss Fits Best
According to this article, the highest fit is St. Louis, followed by Miami and KC. I don't see him dropping all the way to us, so it's a moot point. Besides, I would be surprised if our FO actually made a move to get him.


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Post Re: ESPN Insider (Subscriber)- Where Moss Fits Best
From a fantasy standpoint, I hope he goes to Denver (I start Orton as one of 2 QB's in my money league). However, as far as reality is concerned, I've had a feeling he'll eventually end up in STL since the news broke about him being waived. They need help at WR, are in the playoff hunt, & Bradford is a competent enough QB to make it work.


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Guys always seem to fit best or want to play in Miami. Its a wonder any other team is able to sign players or its a wonder why Miami does not contend every year.
Consensus is we are building something special here (remember that line) why disrupt it.

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Dear Lord,

Please, I ask you for nothing, so in your benevolence I receive nothing, but I am BEGGING you, please let us get Randy Moss. Pretty please?

Thank you.

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Man we can't even get the ball to Marshall as is. The only reason this would make sense is to get inside info on the Pats. Moss would just fight with Sparano & we all know how that will end up

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Post Re: ESPN Insider (Subscriber)- Where Moss Fits Best
Moss would give the Dolphins a deep threat and they have a prominent former Marshall teammate on the roster: Chad Pennington

8/10 and Pennington is one of the reasons? Someone actually pays for this garbage?


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