Moss Will Stand Pat for $27M

3-year deal is less than what the Eagles were considering
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2008 11:07 PM CST
Moss Will Stand Pat for $27M
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 game at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. The Giants won...   (Associated Press)

(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.” (Read more NFL stories.)

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