Raiders Trade Moss to Pats

Pats give up paltry fourth-round pick to continue offense upgrade
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2007 4:36 PM CDT
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss is photographed at training camp in Napa, Calif., in a Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 photo. The Oakland Raiders cut ties with Randy Moss after two unproductive seasons,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hampered by a lack of receiving options last year, the Patriots are looking more and more terrifying in 2007 with the acquisition of talented but troubled receiver Randy Moss. Moss had been agitating to leave a humorously dysfunctional relationship with the Raiders, who have also succeeded in alienating budding star receiver Jerry Porter.

The Patriots are taking a player perceived to have character issues, but also perhaps the game's best deep threat; Moss becomes the marquee wideout in a corps also featuring 2007 pickups Wes Welker and Kelley Washington, as well as Donte Stallworth and Reche Caldwell. Moss leaves a team whose coach is one year older than he is.