Raiders send WR Moss to Patriots
Randy Moss was traded to the Patriots for a fourth-round choice Sunday, a huge discount from the trade Oakland made to acquire him two years ago, John Clayton writes.
Moss passed his physical after arriving in New England on Sunday morning, and now Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be passing him the ball next season in one of the most dynamic and electric quarterback-wide receiver combinations that has ever played in the NFL.
Moss made it clear he didn't want to come back to Oakland for a third season even if it meant giving up some of his $10 million salary. He was on his third head coach and was staring at a new leader who was basically his age. Lane Kiffin is 31. Moss is 30. Moss didn't show up at the minicamp. If he showed up in training camp, it would only be in body, not mind.
Moss already has agreed to dramatically restructure his contract, which is scheduled to pay him $9.75 million this coming season. New England was the one and only place Moss would agree to take a reduced contract, and he did so knowing that he would have the chance to win a Super Bowl. With the offseason that New England has had, no team in football has a better chance.