Over the weekend, Florio passed along a story with Rex Ryan raving about Randy Moss.
It sounds like Ryan’s public statements weren’t just some odd smokescreen. As pointed out by Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe, two national writers say the Jets’ interest in Moss is genuine.
1. Vic Carucci of NFL.com: “According to multiple league insiders, the interest the Jets have in Moss is twofold. . . . One, it could help them weather the very real possibility of losing at least one of their three free-agent receivers: Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith. Two, it would keep Moss from returning to the Patriots, whom he is known to want to re-join.”
2. Mike Freeman: “Several league sources told CBSSports.com the team is seriously intrigued by Moss.”
Freeman asks the appropriate question: Why? What did Moss show last year to intrigue anyone? He gained fewer than 400 yards in 2010 and two teams completely gave up on him in a league not known for letting go of useful talent.