The story that won't go away...
- From Adam Schefter's posting just this morning...
NEW YORK (April 28, 2007) -- Oakland is sitting on two of the
potentially biggest draft-day developments.
For starters, the Raiders have been calling New England, trying to
engineer a trade for Randy Moss. The Patriots are interested and have
offered a second-day pick for Moss. Raiders owner Al Davis shot down
the Patriots' offer, believing he can get more. The two sides continue
talking, hoping to hammer out a trade that seems less likely today
than it did yesterday.
But New England has an advantage other teams don't. Any team that
wants to trade for Moss will have to rework his contract, which calls
for him to make $9.75 million this season. The Raiders even have asked
Moss to restructure his contract -- the wide receiver has refused,
challenging Oakland. But Moss is willing to redo his contract for the
Patriots, a team the wide receiver believes can win the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl, at this point, is Moss' motivation in going to play
for the Patriots.
Still don't like it, but wouldn't this be some story!