Pats acquire WR Moss from Raiders for draft pick

Obligatory sports post.  Too little-too late for both Moss and the Pats, if you ask me. – NFL/DRAFT07 – Pats acquire WR Moss from Raiders for draft pick

Convinced in discussions with Randy Moss that he believes his NFL legacy is tied to winning a Super Bowl and not to individual accomplishments, the New England Patriots on Sunday acquired the electrifying but enigmatic wide receiver from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a fourth-round draft choice.

The deal, which sent the Raiders the 110th selection overall in the weekend draft, was completed when Moss passed the Patriots-administered physical examination after arriving in the Boston area on Sunday morning. With the draft choice acquired in the deal, Oakland chose University of Cincinnati cornerback John Bowie.

Oakland and New England officials conducted on-and-off negotiations for the last several days. At several points Saturday, the trade talks collapsed, only to be resuscitated every time. The Raiders, who acquired Moss from Minnesota in a 2005 trade, have been shopping the wide receiver much of the offseason.

“We felt this was the best scenario for both the Raiders and Randy,” Oakland coach Lane Kiffin told The Associated Press. “We wish him nothing but the best.”


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