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Without a new contract, Randy Moss feels unwanted

Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is heading into the final year of his contract, and he doesn’t feel good about that.

“When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss told William Bendetson of CBSSports.com. “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling — feeling not wanted.”

Moss is in the same boat as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who also hasn’t gotten a new deal as he heads into the final season of his current deal. But while the Patriots have said publicly that they’re confident they’ll get something worked out with Brady, there’s been less discussion of Moss’s contract.

At age 33, Moss insists that he’s worthy of a new contract, say, “It is not like my production has gone down.” But it appears that Moss will have to keep producing at a high level in 2010 and hope that he’ll get a big deal in 2011, either in New England or elsewhere.

Moss says he gets that. But he doesn’t have to like it.

“I am a little older and understand the nature of the business — the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills,” Moss said. “That’s the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted.”

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53 Responses to “Without a new contract, Randy Moss feels unwanted”
  1. Dbellina says: Sep 6, 2010 7:26 PM

    They should both come to Minnesota next year. I’m sure they would feel more than welcome there.

  2. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 6, 2010 7:30 PM

    The reason is not because you aren’t wanted, but because of the looming lockout. No one wants to pay a big contract if no player will be playing.

  3. Jeremy says: Sep 6, 2010 7:31 PM

    Uh Oh. If you own Moss or Brady in your fantasy leagues, sell now. An unhappy Randy Moss is an unproductive Randy Moss. He’s the Manny Ramirez of the NFL.

  4. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 6, 2010 7:33 PM

    “I play when I wanna play”

  5. jebdamone says: Sep 6, 2010 7:35 PM

    yeah, i would take them both next year with the vikes…oh wait, there’s not going to be any football next year.

  6. PerryMason says: Sep 6, 2010 7:35 PM

    Moss is bad mouthing the Pats. He’ll be in a Viking uniform by the end of the month.

  7. Dial-A-Cliche says: Sep 6, 2010 7:36 PM

    Come home, Randy. Play out the rest of your career in Minnesota. Red McCombs is gone, you’ll like the Wilf family a whole lot better.
    Your purple #84 is awaits you.

  8. PerryMason says: Sep 6, 2010 7:37 PM

    “They should both come to Minnesota next year. I’m sure they would feel more than welcome there”
    Packer fans are having strokes just thinking about it.

  9. Raiderfankirk says: Sep 6, 2010 7:37 PM

    Back to Oakland baby.

  10. Peester15 says: Sep 6, 2010 7:39 PM

    Awwww!! Isn’t it nice to see boys mature over time?
    “That’s the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted.”
    When he was younger…he used to be able to take plays off.

  11. Bob Nelson says: Sep 6, 2010 7:43 PM

    Moss wasn’t worth the 5th round pick the Patriots sent to Oakland for the criminal brat.

  12. joetoronto says: Sep 6, 2010 7:44 PM

    I’ve seen a disinterested Randy Moss and it ain’t pretty.

  13. FinFan68 says: Sep 6, 2010 7:49 PM

    Umm…he has a contract that pays well, he was not cut, he was not traded, he is listed as #1 on the depth chart…what kind of BS hood logic makes him feel unwanted?

  14. Wonderlicker says: Sep 6, 2010 7:49 PM

    Randy Moss in a contract year – that’s exactly where I want him.

  15. Slim Charles says: Sep 6, 2010 7:53 PM

    When you think about it, being nice, shutting up and producing didn’t help him at all money wise, and he doesn’t have a super bowl ring either. That’s why I don’t get angry at players for holding out for more money when they can.

  16. CaptainMarvel says: Sep 6, 2010 7:53 PM

    Bob, you just don’t like Moss because you know he’ll be wearing Purple again within a year.

  17. NFLFollower says: Sep 6, 2010 7:57 PM

    A player not feeling wanted in NE?!? That never happens!

  18. 90ragtop says: Sep 6, 2010 8:00 PM

    He doesn’t feel wanted? Send him a Hallmark card.
    I hate it when these greedy bandits say crap like that instead of just saying they need $30 million more over the next two years or they’re gonna start taking their naps in the huddle.

  19. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 6, 2010 8:03 PM

    This is just MDS stirring the pot. No way Randy Moss end sup back in Minnesota no matter how much Vikings fans cry.

  20. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Sep 6, 2010 8:03 PM

    More plays off this year and just jogging down the field. He should be a future HOFer with his talent. Instead, he’s just a spoiled jack#ss.

  21. GBfanForever says: Sep 6, 2010 8:07 PM

    “They should both come to Minnesota next year. I’m sure they would feel more than welcome there.”
    LOL! They already had him. Do you remember when they shipped him out for a mediocre linebacker? Great decision fellas.

  22. MrHumble says: Sep 6, 2010 8:09 PM

    In the past, Moss had his money and dictated when he felt like playing……now he wants the money and opposing defenses better watch out. Moss in minny would really make TT and MM hug each other….right before the chit in their pants, LOL

  23. jpak says: Sep 6, 2010 8:15 PM

    lol at ppl saying he is gonna not try and stink it up this year, hes been awesome in practice and during the preseason, Im not saying hes happy with the Pats hes clearly not but this season he looks like he is going to be playing for a big contract, and if he wants a big contract he is going to have to produce.

  24. CanadianBillsFan says: Sep 6, 2010 8:15 PM

    I’d love for the Bills to offer Brady 20M per season next year, and Moss 10M per season to poach them both away from the Pats.

  25. rcunningham says: Sep 6, 2010 8:44 PM

    # Bob Nelson says: September 6, 2010 7:43 PM
    Moss wasn’t worth the 5th round pick the Patriots sent to Oakland for the criminal brat.
    Bob, you are such a loser.
    What’s your fascination with “criminals” anyway?

  26. joetoronto says: Sep 6, 2010 8:48 PM

    Wonderlicker says: September 6, 2010 7:49 PM
    Randy Moss in a contract year – that’s exactly where I want him.
    ********************************************************
    With almost all players, yes.
    With Randy Moss, no. That friggin jog he does is disgusting.

  27. OJPimpson says: Sep 6, 2010 9:07 PM

    Hey Canadian Bills Fan.. Too bad the Bills will never do that because they suck….

  28. muchmaligned says: Sep 6, 2010 9:13 PM

    @ CaptainMarvel,
    That’s not why bitchnelson doesn’t like Moss… among others.
    Typical.

  29. Mumakata says: Sep 6, 2010 9:21 PM

    I’ll tell you where he is unwanted. In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota behind the wheel. Shut the hell up, Moss. You’re lazy and you took HOF skills and turned it into what, exactly?

  30. PhilVill41 says: Sep 6, 2010 9:47 PM

    That pos has the balls to use the words heart and desire? Ask him where that was when he played for Oakland.I hope he blows both knees out and never plays another down.

  31. comment_submission_error says: Sep 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    Congrats to Moss for getting his name published on a day when the Greatest Cornerback in History signed a deal. Woo.

  32. acers says: Sep 6, 2010 10:03 PM

    Mumakata says:
    September 6, 2010 9:21 PM
    I’ll tell you where he is unwanted. In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota behind the wheel. Shut the hell up, Moss. You’re lazy and you took HOF skills and turned it into what, exactly?
    Acers says:
    Well Mumkakata……..I’d hate to state the obvious, but he took those skills and made himself into a Hall of Famer. This is coming from a Vikings fan.
    Love him/hate him, blah blah blah, the guy is EASILY in the Hall of Fame….not much question there……

  33. Turnercrp says: Sep 6, 2010 10:08 PM

    Kansas city has plenty of money to spend.
    I would not be surprised to see both Brady
    and Moss in Chiefs uniforms next year.

  34. BoltsFan says: Sep 6, 2010 10:37 PM

    Whoever said this was BS “‘hood logic” was absolutely dead on. This whining ingrate is being paid MILLIONS to play a friggin game. Quit your bitching and be damned grateful that you have been given the opportunity, you stupid spook.

  35. INVAIDUH says: Sep 6, 2010 10:55 PM

    whatta bitch…. waaaa.

  36. You're Wrong says: Sep 6, 2010 11:09 PM

    Acers says:
    Well Mumkakata……..I’d hate to state the obvious, but he took those skills and made himself into a Hall of Famer. This is coming from a Vikings fan.
    Love him/hate him, blah blah blah, the guy is EASILY in the Hall of Fame….not much question there……
    EXACTLY

  37. PhootballFilosophy says: Sep 6, 2010 11:24 PM

    Minnesota should bring him back in hopes of reigniting the spark of magic Favre brought last season. From an esoteric perspective, it would be great for the team and the fans: Moss comes back to Minnesota after maturing somewhat, Favre finally gets to throw to Moss, and both could bring the title to Minneapolis for the first time in franchise history…
    “Superbowl homeboy”

  38. RoSissle says: Sep 6, 2010 11:30 PM

    3 titles in 4 years BEFORE he arrived. None since…. Bub Bye Now.

  39. ncjjdix says: Sep 6, 2010 11:50 PM

    SO how many WR “ShOULD” he Vikings have signed already..can you ell no one wants to go there with Baby Favre…. Housh.., V. Jackson, Moss, + Matt Birk, C> Taylor..didnt stick around to win a ring with FARVE????
    VIK FANS…WAKE UP…….

  40. raidersteve413 says: Sep 6, 2010 11:50 PM

    hahahaha, you should of “wanted to play in oakland” you could be getting a ring this year instead DHB the future will be gettin one

  41. Fred Finstad says: Sep 7, 2010 12:04 AM

    Poor Wandy. Pick up your football and go home you sorry blockhead!!!!

  42. LanMan says: Sep 7, 2010 12:15 AM

    Its all relative. That’s the world he lives in, and yes, players that are wanted usually sign a deal the year before they enter the last year of the current deal. He’s just being honest. He’s been a good dude working for the Pats. They’ll likly make an attempt to sign him once the labor deal is done, but by then, someone else may want him more ($$$). Brady is primed to have a great year. He has multiple receiving threats that may free up Moss a bit more. The key will be the defense. If they put him in predictable passing situations all the time (i.e. he’s trailing by double digits at halftime), and defenses tee off on him, it could get ugly. But if he gets protection, we could see an MVP year out of Brady. That can only help Moss, assuming he is a happy participant.

  43. Vikingsfan7 says: Sep 7, 2010 12:21 AM

    And yet he still averages 80 receptions, 1200 yds, 12 TDs with the Patriots. In a contract season, wow, he could break his only record, possibly. Bob Nelson is just a sourpuss about Moss because he knows Moss destroyed the Pukers when he was in Minnesota.

  44. shingo says: Sep 7, 2010 12:39 AM

    LOL…Moss is just pissed because Revis signed today.

  45. DeAngelo Hall says: Sep 7, 2010 12:47 AM

    Love or hate him. This guy has had a hall of fame career, 2nd all time in receiving TD’s, not to mention there are 30 other teams that would love to have him. Randy Moss is a legend, and too many DB’s have had nightmares of this dude toasting them on his way to the endzone. At 33, maybe even 37 the dude still is way better than any other receiver in the league besides MAYBE Andre Johnson, Fitz, and….yea thats about it…..

  46. joetoronto says: Sep 7, 2010 7:13 AM

    DeAngelo Hall says: September 7, 2010 12:47 AM
    Love or hate him. This guy has had a hall of fame career, 2nd all time in receiving TD’s, not to mention there are 30 other teams that would love to have him. Randy Moss is a legend, and too many DB’s have had nightmares of this dude toasting them on his way to the endzone. At 33, maybe even 37 the dude still is way better than any other receiver in the league besides MAYBE Andre Johnson, Fitz, and….yea thats about it…..
    ********************************************************
    Oh ya, and DeAngelo Hall is a great CB, right?

  47. GRpatriot says: Sep 7, 2010 8:20 AM

    Randy just play out your contract, like you keep saying! Brady didn’t get an extension yet? Man, same sh!t differint day!

  48. INVAIDUH says: Sep 7, 2010 8:26 AM

    DeAngelo Hall couldn’t cover a book.

  49. Wick says: Sep 7, 2010 9:31 AM

    I bet that female cop Moss pushed for half a block using his luxury rig felt unwanted too.

  50. DeAngelo Hall says: Sep 7, 2010 10:15 AM

    DeAngelo Hall can pick off Sanchez at the least.

  51. CKL says: Sep 7, 2010 11:10 AM

    OK Randy, we already heard you bitching bout this in the spring. At that time you said “that’s the way the Pats do business” and you understood. I didn’t get why you would even bring it up at all, but whatever. Now off you go again whining…why bring it up AGAIN right before the season?
    I am a Pats fan who never wanted him on the team and still am not thrilled with him. I don’t care a whit about all those dopey passing records TB set with him in 07. I hate what this offense has become with him for many reasons.

  52. Livinginclip says: Sep 7, 2010 11:56 AM

    Moss is a loser. Yeah, he has talent out the ass, but he doesn’t know the word “team”. He plays when he wants to play and will throw his team under the bus in a heart beat, if it benefits him in some way. All you need to know about Moss, can be found by watching his Raiders game. He pouted and sucked it up, never once helping the team. Screw Moss.
    (I hate the Raiders – but I hate selfish players even more.)

  53. Mike Daly says: Sep 7, 2010 6:49 PM

    Here’s the difference between Moss now and Moss with the Raiders – he knows the Patriots will win, and for all the controversy over this recent comment it’s mostly a hissy-fit because of the contract deal with Brady now getting his. The Patriots likely will keep Moss after 2010 because chances are he’ll erupt because he’s playing for a new contract and the Patriots will give him one – just not the overpaid one that the Jets or Redskins hand out.
    CKL, “I hate what this offense has become with him for many reasons.” What reasons? The big difference between this offense and what they had before is this offense has more firepower.

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