Moss Will Stand Pat for $27M

3-year deal is less than what the Eagles were considering
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 3, 2008 11:07 PM CST
New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss (81) sits on the field after being unable to catch a pass against the New York Giants during the final minute of the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XLII football...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After flirting with several other teams, New England's record-setting receiver Randy Moss has decided to stay put to the tune of $27 million over three years, reports the Boston Herald. The price amounts to a discount of sorts—Moss had received a more lucrative offer from the Eagles over the weekend.

However, playing with Tom Brady proved to be a bigger lure; the two colluded to set numerous offensive records in just their first season together. Moss's below-market-value contract will allow the Patriots some wiggle room under the salary cap, which has coach Bill Belichick pleased: "It is undoubtedly a relationship we are excited to continue.”