I mentioned this in today’s headlines, but thought I’d point it out in a separate post. If the Randy Moss saga hasn’t been interesting enough since he was placed on waivers on yesterday, Eric Wilbur of the Boston Globe points out that according to WFAN’s Craig Carton, Moss was in New Jersey yesterday meeting with members of the Jets.
“There’s no doubt in my mind, just to prevent the Patriots from going down that road again, the Jets will put a claim in for Randy Moss,” Carton said.
Could Randy Moss end up in New York? (PHOTO:Icon/SMI)
Wilbur cites a story posted on CBS New York, “Carton cited unidentified sources, saying Moss was meeting ‘at the same spot Mark Sanchez likes to frequent near his home.”
It wouldn’t surprise anyone if Rex Ryan snagged him in the event that no other team elects to pick him up, and the Jets (5-2) are ahead of the Patriots (6-1) in terms of where they would fall on the long list of teams who have first dibs on him. As for whether or not New England is interested, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald writes that director of player personnel Nick Caserio wouldn’t address Moss during his press conference yesterday, saying he wasn’t willing to discuss “hypotheticals”.
“I really don’t think we talk about hypotheticals. Until anything is official from the league, we really don’t proceed. And that’s the league’s perspective more than anything else,” Caserio said yesterday during a conference call with the media. “Once the transaction does come across the wire, then we’ll proceed accordingly whatever direction we’re going to go.”
Needless to say for any Patriots fan who was hoping to see him back on the field at Gillette Stadium, it appears that could be a possibility – although now it may be on December 6th, when the Jets visit Foxboro.