What would the day be without a Randy Moss update? The Minnesota Vikings will officially waive Moss today. Teams, including the St. Louis Rams, will have until Wednesday at 4 p.m. to make a claim. Whichever team wins the Randy Moss sweepstakes will also be on the hook for about $3.3 million, his remaining salary for the season.
Moss will not make it through waivers without someone putting in a claim. It's unlikely he hits the open market, where a bidding war would ensue.
The Rams are one of the teams consistently mentioned as interested in Moss, as they should be. Billy Devaney has the 13th spot on the NFL waiver priority list, ahead of other interested teams like Seattle and Miami.
For all the risks associated with Randy Moss, consider this, New England WR Wes Welker is averaging just 34 yards per game with him gone. Moss works for the Rams if for no other reason than he's a healthy WR, something the Rams are short on right now.
Danario Alexader got a clean bill of health. They expect him back for week 11. SS James Butler is the most serious injury with a what might be a high ankle sprain. Other Rams getting looked at include P Donnie Jones (pulled calf muscle), TE Danial Fells and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (back).
Steven Jackson and Ron Bartell are expected to be in much better shape following the bye week. Ditto Justin King, David Vobora and Darian Stewart. James Laurinaitis has been playing with a knee sprain, proving just how amazing he really is, and should be fine after the bye too.
Injured DTs Darrell Scott, Fred Robbins and James Hall, who will play with a broken hand, should be ready to go in week 10. And, of course, everyone's keeping an eye on Jason Smith.