Despite being starved for receivers, the St. Louis Rams decided against putting in a waiver claim for Randy Moss.
It's not entirely clear as to why the Rams did not attempt to claim Moss, but they did spend a great deal of time considering him. Here's GM Billy Devaney, from Jeff Gordon at the PD:
I can't go into everything, I can say this: We spent the last three days . . . that's all we've been doing, researching this. We just came to the conclusion a couple of hours ago . . . this is the direction we're going to go in.
It makes you wonder if Moss had put out the possibility that he didn't want to play in St. Louis. Of course, there are any number of reasons the Rams could have decided to pass on him as well.
Moss brings controversy for sure, but the chance to add an established talent at wide receiver, a real position of need for the Rams, does not come along very often, especially at this point in the season. The Rams are still in the hunt for the NFC West title, but that is no easy road for an offense that lacks receivers with the ability to stretch the field.
It's a little disappointing to be honest.