Titans awarded Randy Moss through waivers

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:45pm

The Tennessee Titans were willing to take a risk no other team was.

The Titans were awarded mercurial wide receiver Randy Moss through the National Football League’s waiver process Wednesday afternoon.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our roster," general manager Mike Reinfeldt said in a statement released through the team. "Randy is obviously a Hall of Fame player and has the ability to be a difference maker for our offense.”

The Titans have a bye this week and have one remaining practice, Thursday, before players have several days off. Their next game is Nov. 14 at Miami.

Kenny Britt, their leading receiver through the first eight games, will miss that contest due to a hamstring injury sustained this past Sunday at San Diego.

Based on the current records of the NFL’s 32 teams, Tennessee was 23rd on the waiver list, which meant that any of the first 22 teams would have gotten Moss ahead of the Titans had they put in a claim.

According to NFL.com, none of the teams that followed the Titans put in a claim either.

In acquiring the 33-year-old, the Titans will be responsible for roughly $3 million of Moss’ salary for the remainder of the season. Linebacker Jamie Winborn was placed on injured reserve in order to clear the needed roster spot.

The Minnesota Vikings traded for Moss on Oct. 7 and then released him on Tuesday after four games due to his actions on and off the field. Wednesday morning Minnesota coach said that trading for Moss was “a bad decision.”

No one ever has disputed Moss’ ability. In 12-plus seasons with Minnesota (twice), Oakland and New England, he has 948 career receptions, 14,778 yards and 153 touchdowns.

The Titans had a chance to draft him back in 1998. They instead made Kevin Dyson the first wide receiver selected that year when they took him with the 16th overall selection.

“We had an opportunity to upgrade our offense and Randy has been a tremendous threat where ever he has been," coach Jeff Fisher said. "We will bring him up to speed as quickly as possible.”

6 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 11/3/10 at 3:21


By: jwk6179 on 11/3/10 at 5:40

It looks like another me first player, another Pac-Man, another MALCONTENT, another Cancer in the Locker Room. There goes the Titans chances for the Super Bowl.!!!!

By: slimb0 on 11/3/10 at 6:19

Easy, lady.

Randy Moss has a horrible personality, I'll give you that. Not the kind of guy you invite to a cookout. He's bipolar and he's rude. But dude can PLAY...
PacMan was a criminal. He was also a child when he came to the Titans - 21 to Moss's 33. They both could have been among the best in the NFL at their position - Randy became just that, and PacMan is a backup corner for the Bengals. Randy Moss is a Hall of Fame WR with a lot left in the tank, but he's also real, real country. Like duurty south country, and from what I gather, he's pumped about coming to Nashville to play for Jeff Fisher and the Titans.

There go the Titans chances for the Super Bowl - #81 streaking down the left sideline to catch a TD pass from the biggest arm in the league.

I love this move. Go Titans.

By: TITAN1 on 11/3/10 at 7:05

JW, "me first" is your favorite AARP QB Favre, It is a circus in Minnesota. I'm thrilled we are taking a chance on Moss. You have always said the Titans would never win a Super Bowl, so now you are saying they won't because of Moss. LOL! If he stays healthy and keeps his head on straight, we have a great chance. If it doesn't work out, we tried it didn't cost that much.

By: KaeWor on 11/3/10 at 7:18

Wow, Randy Moss is a Titan. Didn't Cortland Finnegan say something like that would never happen in Tennessee back in the preseason when he was asked about the prospect of signing T.O.?
That said, I like this move. The only real criticism I ever hear of Jeff Fisher is that's he's too conservative. Like TITAN1 said, "If it doesn't work out, we tried; it didn't cost that much."

By: jwk6179 on 11/3/10 at 9:46

We'll see in a few weeks when after a game where Moss felt he wasn't thrown to ENOUGH how this team and this town reacts when he critizes Jeff Fisher, the QB (whether it be Kerry Collins or Vince Young) and the city of Nashville and the Titans' Fans and Organization during the Post Game Press Conference and starts wishing he was back with Brett Farve, Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck. And how will Chris Johnson feel when Moss gets the ball instead of him, keeping him from his SELF PROCLAIMED 2500 yards this season?