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Randy Moss could be headed to New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens but asking price must come down

Chad Ochocinco is now a member of the New England Patriots, meaning there’s one fewer talented yet disgruntled, play-making yet polarizing wide receiver on the free agent market.

But the epitome of that type of player is still available.

Rumors are swirling that the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens are interested in 13-year veteran receiver Randy Moss — a player who struggled through 2010 on three different rosters.

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, the Jets could be Moss’ next landing spot — but only if he’s willing to drop his asking price.

Jets second receiver could be Randy Moss, but his price has to come down.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet ReplyJason Cole

Santonio Holmes re-upped with New York, Sidney Rice is now in Seattle and undervalued possession receiver Steve Breaston got picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs. Former Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams is headed for Chicago. With every passing hour it seems another free agent receiver is gobbled up by a team looking to bolster its depth at the position — and Randy Moss (and Braylon Edwards) continues to wait for the call.

Is it simply the price that’s too high? At 34, are teams worried about his deteriorating speed and skills? Is his reputation as a locker room distraction preventing a contender from going after him?

Bill Belichick certainly had no problems booting Moss out of town last season and once again, he made the right move at the right time.

Someone will sign Moss, that’s a given. But who?

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.


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