Now that the Vikings have released Randy Moss he goes to the waiver wire. That means the rest of the NFL will get a crack at claiming him starting with the NFL's worst -- Buffalo Bills -- and ending with the NFL's best -- New England Patriots.
Michael Lombardi, who originally broke the story, predicts on NFL Network that Moss goes unclaimed. Any team that claims him also claims his contract and he's due $6.4 million in 2010 and is scheduled to be a free agent in 2011.
There are plenty of teams who should want Randy Moss on the field. The Bills could use a playmaker on offense. So could the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers, who are near the top of the waiver wire. On the other side of that, those teams likely don't want to deal with some of the off-the-field baggage Moss brings, especially if they're not going to be competing in the playoffs. Maybe a team like Washington, who is on the brink of being a playoff contender, would want to bring him on for the stretch run.
There's going to be some team out there thinking awfully hard about claiming him. We all know how talented he is on the field. But is he worth the hassle?
The waiver wire deadline comes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at which point we should find out if anyone claims him.