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Jets consider Randy Moss

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With a contract for receiver Santonio Holmes done, the Jets are now looking at signing another wide receiver: Randy Moss.

Oh, how I wish Hard Knocks could give us another inside look at the New York Jets this summer.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Jets may not be able to afford Braylon Edwards after signing Holmes, and now Moss is one of the other options the Jets are considering.

Moss would certainly fit with the philosophy of Rex Ryan, who seems just as happy assembling a roster of guys who are characters as guys who have character. Ryan doesn’t shy away from brash veterans with talent, and Moss is that.

The biggest question about Moss is whether he still has the blazing speed that made him such a great threat for much of his career. The 34-year-old Moss didn’t do much while playing for three teams last season.

We’ve been talking about the Jets’ potential interest in Moss for months, and in May Jets owner Woody Johnson said, “There’s no question that Randy Moss has the capability, has the God-given talent to be a superstar.”

If Moss could regain his superstar form in New York, it would be a sight to behold.

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65 Responses to “Jets consider Randy Moss”
  1. goldeelox says: Jul 27, 2011 1:01 PM

    The New York Heat.

  2. humpy79 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:02 PM

    What happened last time moss was “done” and then signed with a contender

  3. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    Called this months ago. Cheaper short-term solution than Edwards… and Rex has a man crush on him.

  4. scratchdaddy says: Jul 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    Moss has been drinking 40′s and smoking blunts since the lockout started. There is no way he is in football shape.

  5. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    I got news for you, if there is a free agent out there, the Jets are ‘considering’ them.

    J E T S SUCK SUCK SUCK!

  6. p4hbiz says: Jul 27, 2011 1:04 PM

    The New Redskins of the AFC~

  7. towniesman says: Jul 27, 2011 1:04 PM

    If Brady couldn’t get em to play anymore good luck Jets

  8. serifyn says: Jul 27, 2011 1:04 PM

    The Jets just won free agency and the Superbowl in the same week. Cancel the season, ship out the rings, mold the Lombardi into a giant foot.

  9. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 27, 2011 1:04 PM

    Word is that the vikes offered to also give the Jets a 3rd round pick if NY signs Moss…

  10. brettfavrecellphone says: Jul 27, 2011 1:04 PM

    Being a Patriots fan myself, I hope the Jets sign him.

  11. scottnrsv says: Jul 27, 2011 1:05 PM

    not sure if i’m happy about this, but would be interesting to have him on the team.

  12. steel6times says: Jul 27, 2011 1:06 PM

    They’re considering everyone

  13. erfoster says: Jul 27, 2011 1:06 PM

    who are the jets NOT trying to sign this year?

  14. harmfuldruginfocenter says: Jul 27, 2011 1:06 PM

    Why is it that the Jets are constantly making moves and the Dolphins stay put? Are they really content with mediocrity? Ndami Asoguahi (spelling?) is also rumored to NYJ. I hate rex ryan, but he knows what he’s doing!

  15. ballsdeep24 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:06 PM

    don’t like it. I’d rather that kid James Jones from GB.

  16. phishooks10 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:07 PM

    i love it! he can single handedly destroy the jets from the inside…. Go get him turky neck! better pass him the ball dirty sanchez….

  17. kelvinmchale says: Jul 27, 2011 1:08 PM

    Moss will have a great fall, but come winter he’ll disappear as usual.

  18. deadeye says: Jul 27, 2011 1:08 PM

    I think if Randy gets his head screwed on right, he’ll be a huge asset for the Jets. Can’t wait to see the Jets/Patriots games this season.

  19. semperfi24 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    Let me see if I have this right. The Jets can afford Asamougha (or however the F you spell it), but hey cant afford to sign Braylon Edwards????

  20. toomburger says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    He only plays when he wants to.

  21. chizzle20 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    WOW that’s a suprise!!

    not…..

    That retirement home is getting full up there.

  22. jbythebay says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    has Jason LaCanfora confirmed that Rex Ryan would still be fat this year?

  23. hendawg21 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    p4hbiz says:
    Jul 27, 2011 1:04 PM
    The New Redskins of the AFC~

    Ah you stole my thunder…and my question is if the Jets were well over the $120 mil cap how in the hell are they signing or looking to sign all these people and have let none go???

  24. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    Moss > Edwards

  25. hus10188 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:09 PM

    From Tom Brady to Mark Sanchez, what a swift bump down to earth for Mr Moss.

  26. freedomispopular says: Jul 27, 2011 1:10 PM

    He’d probably enjoy playing for Rex.

  27. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:10 PM

    “Cancel the season, ship out the rings, mold the Lombardi into a giant foot.”

    Awesome, I almost sprayed my drink all over the screen

  28. britishraven says: Jul 27, 2011 1:14 PM

    How on Earth can they afford Santonio, Moss, Asomugha + draft picks + other FA’s when they are already over the cap without releasing the rest of the roster?

  29. zinn22 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:16 PM

    There have been reports that Moss has been working out like a demon and is in the shape of his life.

    Moss may add two things to the Jets. A deep threat and someone who can catch Sanchez’s high passes. What he lacks is Braylon’s toughness and ability to go over the middle. Not to mention how long it will it take for Moss to start calling out Sanchez’s inaccurate arm.

    While he may be a cheap alternative to Braylon he is cheap for a reason. I may be wrong but he does look like a good fit. If he had something left I am sure the Pats would be all over him.

    Although how much fun would it be to watch the “slouch”practice against Revis everyday.

  30. goawayeverybody says: Jul 27, 2011 1:17 PM

    Rex Ryan is assembling all the pieces of a sure-fire Super Bowl caliber team. Except a good quarterback.

  31. bhindenemylines says: Jul 27, 2011 1:18 PM

    humpy79 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 1:02 PM
    What happened last time moss was “done” and then signed with a contender

    —————————————–

    That team didn’t win a Superbowl.

  32. crumpledstiltskin says: Jul 27, 2011 1:19 PM

    Paper champions

  33. steelcity09 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:19 PM

    Being rex cant win to get to the superbowl i guess hes gonna try to buy his way there!

  34. imopen7 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:20 PM

    “the new redskins of the afc”

    you mean the new raiders of the nfl

  35. bucwild05 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:20 PM

    THIS JUST IN: The Jets are going after Favre, Brett is not retiring! (You heard it here first)

  36. benh999 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:25 PM

    I am not a Moss fan, but his “disappointing” last season was still plenty good enough for him to be considered a solid third receiver on a good team or second on a lousy team.

  37. curtsosexy says: Jul 27, 2011 1:25 PM

    All you haters, keep following King Rex’ #1 rule: “Hate all you want, but NEVER IGNORE US!!”

    I see you are all obiediently following the King’s rule. Keep the negative posts coming! LOL!

  38. scubasteve4930 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:26 PM

    Moss was 1 of the only receivers last year to burn revis on multiple occassions…

    I guess if you cant cover him, ya might as well sign him!

  39. dieharddolfan6493 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:32 PM

    The jets show interest in every free agent what else is new

  40. phinheads says: Jul 27, 2011 1:34 PM

    yes! Finally someone who can can shred up the Jets locker room. “CANT WAIT !”

  41. xtrout says: Jul 27, 2011 1:35 PM

    I know how much people like to talk smack, but really, no one in their right mind can say the Jets suck. They clearly do not.

  42. jrs1972 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:39 PM

    They still need a QB

  43. indianajet says: Jul 27, 2011 1:42 PM

    To all those wondering about the Cap….as usual the mainstream press had no idea about the Jets cap situation.

    Jets were really about $7 million under, not $1 million over.

    Per the transition rules, cuts made prior to March 11th (Ghloston, Taylor, Woody) do not count as “dead money” against the 2011 cap. That was about $8 million right there.

    Add in the rookie exemptions ($3 million) the 5 year Vet exemptions (another $3 million) and add in the restructure of guys like Sanchez, Pace, B. Thomas….and presto change-o the Jets are $20 million or so below the cap.

    As everyone previously said, this year will separate the good GMs from the bad GMs. Mike T is not only good…he’s a magician.

    suck it haters!

  44. beecee71 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:44 PM

    The jets aren’t the raiders or redskins.
    The players want to play there and are not coming for just the paycheck.
    I hear a lot of jealousy, that’s all.
    Also, they were not above the salary cap. About 8 million under. Plus with harris and sanchez counting about 27 million against it, there is a lot of room to negotiate.
    Plus Mike t is a genius.

  45. georgeanderson2 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:46 PM

    Good for them. Randy is a Hall of Fame WR, he just wants to be on a team that can use his 34yr old skills. Any team that has a realistic shot at a SB this season should be considering him.

  46. imopen7 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:47 PM

    jets suck

  47. dallasbaby says: Jul 27, 2011 1:47 PM

    Now he can pretend to moon Brady from across the field twice a year.

  48. phishooks10 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:50 PM

    Give me a thumbs up if when u watch rex talk you cant take your eyes off his neck…..i try but i cant!

  49. snnyjcbs says: Jul 27, 2011 1:50 PM

    The goal each off season is to get better, Holmes = no change, where is the pass rush or O line?, not to mention Moss for Edwards = down grade.

    So far I see the Jets as going in the wrong direction, hope they keep it up.

  50. lgm717 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:51 PM

    At the end of his career, Rex Ryan will go down as an arrogant, classless coach who had zero standards when putting a team together, and yet still managed to NEVER win a superbowl.

  51. mataug says: Jul 27, 2011 1:58 PM

    the most important thing for the Jets is that he will be a lot cheaper than Edwards + they are also trying to bring in the you-know-who stud CB from the Raiders

  52. sh4doww4lker says: Jul 27, 2011 2:10 PM

    Moss is motivated!!!!!! What Randy is– is what makes Randy GREAT! Having watched him in nearly every NFL game since he was drafted by the Vikings forward… I am just amazed at the number of times he brought myself and the fans to our feet….. Whether it was a spectacular catch (many) or just another deep route touch down catch …… he thrilled the fans……. Make No mistake, there is still plenty of gas in his tank and Randy is capable of being the best WR of 2011…Watching this talented individual take to the field is well worth the price of any ticket….
    I only wish that poor excuse of a coach at the time for the vikes had welcomed him back in a respectful manner and he would still be on their roster….
    A Moss fan forever- never forgiving the repugnant Joe Buck wouldn’t have the job except for daddy…

  53. ballsdeep24 says: Jul 27, 2011 2:16 PM

    snnyjcbs says: Jul 27, 2011 1:50 PM

    The goal each off season is to get better, Holmes = no change, where is the pass rush or O line?, not to mention Moss for Edwards = down grade.

    So far I see the Jets as going in the wrong direction, hope they keep it up.

    ~~~

    Now there’s a brilliant comment. In a year without camp or communication, keeping your core in tact is going in the wrong direction. Gotit.

  54. zyry says: Jul 27, 2011 2:43 PM

    I really don’t like the Jets, but I give them credit for doing what they think they need to do to become winners.

  55. CKL says: Jul 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    bhindenemylines says:
    Jul 27, 2011 1:18 PM
    humpy79 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 1:02 PM
    What happened last time moss was “done” and then signed with a contender

    —————————————–

    That team didn’t win a Superbowl.
    ________________________________
    I’m a Pats fan and that is EXACTLY RIGHT. What that offense became with him is NOT the type of offense that wins SBs (finesse, one dimensional).
    He’s DONE…really and truly done. He’s NOT a deep threat anymore.

  56. thechosenone6 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:15 PM

    Best spectacular catcher and receiver of all time.

  57. nathanielflor says: Jul 27, 2011 4:10 PM

    This is ridiculous, where the hell are they getting all this money? Revis, Asomugha, Moss, Holmes? Like where is this money coming from. Asomugha wants like 16 million a year. How on Earth can they afford this?

  58. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 27, 2011 4:37 PM

    I also often consider Moss. Usually I consider him a waste of skin and oxygen.

  59. Thomas says: Jul 27, 2011 4:50 PM

    Best spectacular catcher and receiver of all time.

    Really. All time receiving yards, Randy is 8th. Above him: Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter, Tim Brown, Terrell Owens, Tony Gonzalez, Isaac Bruce. Of those seven, only Rice is in the HoF. Top eight receiving touchdowns: Rice, Moss/Owens (tie), Carter, Harrison, Brown/Largent (tie), Hutson. Of those, only Rice, Largent and Hutson are in the HoF. Hutson won eight receiving titles. Moss has zero.

  60. mistrezzrachael says: Jul 27, 2011 7:33 PM

    Best part about lockout was not having to listen to their fans celebrate their April win in SB…for the 43rd straight year.

    jet fans??..How could ANYONE be jealous of your franchise???..You haven’t won a thing, other than 2 division titles in 43 effing years.

    Theres a reason jets rated 5th worst franchise in NFL history…they can talk, but never win anything..hapless.

  61. wtf__seriously says: Jul 27, 2011 7:59 PM

    The jealousy is so thick I can barely breathe. Rex is the coach in the league that players want to work for. Even during the strike this team was staying out of trouble and training together. Its going to be a great football season, folks!

  62. footballfan80 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:35 PM

    p4hbiz:

    Yea, the Redskins are a great comparison!

    The Redskins are a team no free agent wants to play for (they might give in if Snyder vastly overpays them), havent won a playoff game in years, and have been the doormat of their division in recent memory.

    How exactly again are the Jets like the Redskins?

  63. mdnittlion says: Jul 27, 2011 8:37 PM

    Man Rex is on a path to create the greatest All-Loud Mouth team in league history, sure beats the hell out of being All-Pro.

  64. Canyonero says: Jul 27, 2011 11:39 PM

    Can’t wait to see those locker room interviews where Moss talks about how much he loves the Patriots.

  65. jetfanfolife says: Jul 28, 2011 5:41 AM

    65th response and guess what you Sanchez haters…he made it to the championship game not once but TWICE in only his second season and he started from the get-go, right after college, there was no down time, there was no QB he could’ve gotten tips and advise from. Focus on how crappy your team is going to be this season with your GREAT qb!…lol

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