Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports writes that the Eagles and Jets are among teams “curious” about Randy Moss.
"In addition, according to a source close to Moss, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Jets are at least curious and the San Francisco 49ers could look to fill a hole if they let go of Josh Morgan in free agency."
The Eagles' curiosity dates back to 1998 after Moss' final season at Marshall University. They held the 11th pick and needed to revamp a receiving corps whose best option was a soon-to-be 36 year-old Irving Fryar. As Moss tumbled down the board (he was supposed to be at least a top 10 pick) my jaw dropped as Paul Tagliabue announce that Ray Rhodes has selected OT Tra Thomas out of Florida State.
Following Moss' record-breaking 2007, Moss became a free agent after the Patriots decided not to place the franchise tag on Moss. Although the Cowboys, Eagles and Packers were rumored to have interest in Moss, he decided to return to the Patriots, signing a three-year, $27 million deal on March 3, 2008.
During the deliberation, Chris Mortensen reported, "The Eagles are the one team I would keep an eye on if Moss doesn't go back to the Patriots."
Fast-forward to 2011, during Moss' embarrassing final year in the NFL. Despite an announced retirement and Moss pouting his way through three different NFL franchises, the Eagles took one more stab at landing Moss.
The Boston Globe reported, that just after Moss made filed his retirement papers, the Eagles made him an offer.
So now February 2012, 15 years after Moss made that sparkling gallop at Marshall.
Is it really any wonder that the Eagles would throw their name in the hat for the 35-year-old wideout from Rand, West Virginia?
Not to mention, Moss could have a similar beneficial effect on the Eagles' red-zone capability as Plaxico Burress had for the New York Jets.
Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are without question, top flight NFL receivers, however they are inconsistently able to break press coverage due to their size limitations.
The Eagles desperately need to differentiate their assets on the outside. Riley Cooper had flashes of success, but I'd rather squeeze one more season of out Moss.