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    ESPN's John Clayton that there is a "growing chance" the Patriots will sign Randy Moss.

    Clayton thinks New England will give Moss $10 million a season. All signs indicate Moss should stay, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Home_NFL.aspx?rwr=1
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    Re: Moss to sign with Pats (Clayton)

    At last, a good news.
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3270901

    Jerry Porter signed for $5 million a year.

    That's got to take a little sheen off Randy Moss's big contract.

    Is Moss worth Jerry Porter's?

    I know Porter has personality issues, but that was Moss's rap as well. Moss + Gaffney or Porter + Porter? I'd take Moss but at least there's an argument to make there.
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    Finally some kind of positive news to replace all the dread that has been creeping in all morning.
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    I just heard this on espn. Clayton basically said that the Pats will probably be offering him the $30 mil/3 years contract...and it is expected to be done sooner than later. He sounded pretty convinced. good news.
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    Re: Moss to sign with Pats (Clayton)

    Saying there is a growing chance is different than "Moss to sign with Pats".

    Positive news, though.
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    "Growing Chance"???? Perhpas he's talking about his hair.

    What gave it away, when Randy sat in front of the world in Phoenix and said he wanted to stay a Patriot and Retire a Patriot? Or Perhaps is started growing when The HOF Quarterback Mr. Tom Brady said "Randy and I are a package deal", or perhaps when we showed good faith and did not slap the franchise tag on him - I mean I can keep going with this all day.

    Randy is and will be a Patriot.

    Clayton is an idiot.
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    Re: Moss to sign with Pats (Clayton)

    :rolleyes: How enlightening.
    Come on Clayton give me more than that. :D
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    Re: Moss to sign with Pats (Clayton)

    growing chance and moss to sign are to different things
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    Didn't we know this from a member of the board like...2 days ago?

    To translate from Clayton speak, jeezus, he isn't visiting anywhere and his agent is not returning mediot calls like a guy trying to shop his client and the JAGS signed Porter, so...
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    I think in other words, people aren't offering Moss the ground breaking deals he thought he might get offered and will re-resign with the Pats even if it is for a little less.

    My take is that all these rumors of teams like Dallas, Philly, Jacksonville, etc. being very interested in giving Moss a blow away offer probably made him want to test the free agent market. Problem for him is that probably most of these teams either weren't as interested as rumored or already allocated money elsewhere thinking Moss would never leave the Patriots. Also, I still think that many teams feel the Randy Moss of the Oakland Raiders and late Viking years will return if he is in the wrong environment.

    Even if Moss got a crazy deal elsewhere I don't think he would have neccessarily left, but hoped a big deal would drive up the Pats' offer. My guess is that none of these crazy offers are coming.

    Just speculation on my part though.
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    Re: Moss to sign with Pats (Clayton)

    Agreed on both counts. Let's please try to be more disciplined with THREAD TITLES. Thanks.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    Adam Schefter has already reported that the deal is moving toward completion. His info is always superior to lil' Cryptkeeper.

    My guess is that lil CK is trying to keep up.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    the media always throws these arrows in the dark so that someone will say something stupid or controversial and they can create news. unfortunately neither the pats or moss or his agent have bitten .So last nite clayton reports moss and pats are far apart. today he says its moving towards completion.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    The light is dawning for Clayton. Perhaps he understands that the fact that Moss's agent isn't out there making noises with other organizations might, just might mean that Moss is still in the Pats camp! Clayton is such a joke!
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    Re: Moss to sign with Pats (Clayton)

    Sorry, I did correct it
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    I say Randy never had any intention of leaving the Pats. That he wasn't franchised because the Pats knew he was coming back. He would be crazy to leave. That the stuff going on know is ust technical points of ironing out a contract.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    Now here's the big question, do they give Randy a 3 or a 4 year deal?
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    Right. Schefter WORKS for the NFL and the NFL has ununwritten rule that they use the network to break big news so they build their product (NFL Network) - Even the agents are pushed to break news with Schefter.

    Schefter wants you believe that he's da Man with all the contacts, when in reality he's just a reporter who's given a script.

    The Cryptkeeper is a total hack. He's just regurgitating what everyone else says.

    Wait for Piloi and Co. to announce, THAT's when we can all be happy.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    Is it possible that Moss is "helping" the Pats by waiting to sign so that they can pursue other free agents? They may be able to structure his contract to "fit" within the cap and do some creative signing bonustuff.??? I am not an expert on how the cap works, but it seems like there is a potential way that Moss and the team have already agreed on guaranteed money and are waiting for other players to join the fold.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    That would be great...and could be a possibility. He said several times that he was dreaming because he was playing for the Patriots...
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    Thats ******* crazy. I really hope he co.ems cheaper then that but whatever.
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    Yes he is. In fact we should have a stickied thread titled "John Clayton is an Idiot who hasn't the most superficial knowledge of football either as a game or a business".
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    John Clayton = [​IMG]
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    I corrected your post for you! :D
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    Re: Moss "Growing Chance" he signs with Pats (Clayton)

    http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2008/02/29/is_there_a_catch_with_moss_/

    Finally, some good news where the team is concerned yesterday, as Tedy Bruschi put the clamps on any more retirement talk by signing a multiyear deal with the Patriots. But while the team couldn’t end the month any better than announcing that Moss has signed a long-term deal, that, so far, has yet to happen, and its delay has some thinking that perhaps his return isn’t the slam dunk everyone once thought.

    A deal done behind closed doors has been rumored for the past week now, ever since the team elected not to place the dreaded franchise tag on their star wide receiver. But the reality is, Randy Moss is right now a free agent. Who’s to say that one team won’t come out of the blue with a monumental offer before he puts ink to paper in Foxborough?
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    Re: most recent news regarding moss.

    My guess is that Pioli told Moss and his agent "I know this offer is less than you're worth, but some people on this team have to sacrifice money, and after Tom Brady you're the #2 candidate to do that, as you've been gracious enough to point out all along."

    And Moss's team said "Yeah, we still mean that, but we'd like to check exactly how much money we're really sacrificing if we take that offer."

    That basic scenario fits all the reporting I know of, and makes sense as well.
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