Wednesday 11/3 Practice Report-Moss Update2

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs did not claim WR Randy Moss on waivers and should he become available as a free agent, it doesn’t sound like they have any interest in signing him.

“At this time, I’d say no,” said head coach Todd Haley when asked if he Moss was the type of guy he would be interested in working with. “All personnel decisions that we make around here, there are a lot of different factors that go into them. Whenever there are names on the wire, we have good discussion, but it’s how we think different guys can help us. I’ll leave it at that.”

Moss was claimed by the Tennessee Titans. Former San Diego LB Shawne Merriman was claimed by the Buffalo Bills, so the Chiefs never got a shot at him.

QB Matt Cassel spent two years with Moss as his teammate with the New England Patriots (2007-08) and had nothing but good things to say about the man and the player.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Randy,” said Cassel. “A guy that I really enjoyed being around, a guy that was a professional  who works extremely hard and did nothing but good things for us. I have nothing but positive things to say about Randy Moss. I wish him nothing but the best.”

Did Cassel lobby Haley and GM Scott Pioli to claim Moss?

“That’s really not my job,” Cassel said with a smile. “I think Randy is a good guy and you always say ‘I’d love to have this guy!’ But at the same time that’s not my job. My job is to prepare to play to the best of my ability this week to get ready for the Oakland Raiders.”

Haley had the Chiefs outside and practicing Wednesday morning as they began Raiders Week in preparation for Sunday’s game in Oakland. And just as he did last week, WR/RB Dexter McCluster was an observer during the media window to practice. McCluster did not play last Sunday because of what the team has called an ankle injury. He was dressed and on the field, but he watched as the receivers ran their position drills and then started catching pass from the quarterbacks.

RG Ryan Lilja, who missed last Sunday’s game because of a right thumb injury, was back in the early portion of practice working with the No. 1 offensive line. Rookie Jon Asamoah started in his place against Buffalo, but Lilja was back between C Casey Wiegmann and RT Barry Richardson.

All 61 available players were on the field.


14 Responses to “Wednesday 11/3 Practice Report-Moss Update2”

  • November 3, 2010  - Todd says:

    Merriman was picked up by the Bills.


  • November 3, 2010  - Todd says:

    Moss claimed by the Titans.


  • November 3, 2010  - el cid says:

    We can all breath easier now both are gone. Of course, we have Chambers, Copper, and Tucker. One of them is a starting WR for the Chiefs. That must frighten defenses to death.

    Next issue, we need McCluster sunday, as in really need him.


  • November 3, 2010  - dan in joplin says:

    el cid, unless we go w/ 2-3 TE and 2 RB formations all day w/ just one WR! :) Then we have O’connell & Pope to put fear in the hearts and minds of the raiders!
    Can you imagine if we get down 2 touchdowns and have to go to 3-4 WR look w/out dex! that’s scary enough w/ dex.
    Or we could just bring the wishbone back w/ charles, jones and battle!


  • November 3, 2010  - el cid says:

    Nothing like the fear in the eyes of def. coor.s when they see O’Connel or Pope on the field. Since you mentioned it the wishbone would not look bad. Said before Stram beat Raider (i think) with double TE set all game because we had no WRs left. Mouth open all game but he knew how to do it.

    Nothing is going to fix our lack of WR unless someone catches fire, not literally please.


  • November 3, 2010  - Mike says:

    Hey, guys, Pioli couldn’t get it all fixed with this last draft. Rest assured we’ll have a top- notch WR next year…not that this helps us this weekend!


  • November 3, 2010  - Niblick says:

    We beat the Raiders in 1968 using an old fashioned T-formation with two TEs and three RBs. All our receivers were injured. I think we rushed for nearly 300 yards. I was at the game and was never so surprised to see a pro team using the old T-formation. Dawson only thru 3 passes the whole game. The Raiders never figured out how to stop it until the 4th quarter. Perhaps we’ll revive it this weekend.


  • November 3, 2010  - el cid says:

    Thanks, Niblick. Could not recall the game because I was out of the country at the time but saw it on film after the fact. Do not suppose anyone in oakland will confuse Cassel for Dawson?

    Mike, a veteran WR might have done the trick. A free agent. Suggest, for some reason, thought resigning Chambers was enough. Not sure Pioli realized just how far the re-build had come, so no great need to jump on WR. We are have a great year just short at a position the brain trust chose to ignor a need.


  • November 3, 2010  - Petey says:

    We did sign Urban, but lost him in the pre-season. I’m not suggesting he was the end all, be all, but he was a veteran receiver.


  • November 3, 2010  - Edward says:

    Right now we’re not going add any receivers until probably the draft. Only thing we can hope for is Tucker or Horne develop alot quicker and start contributing to this offense. Bowe needs to continue to be consistent and put more numbers. Cassel really needs to start milking this guy. Along with Moeaki.


  • November 3, 2010  - el cid says:

    Urban counts, I guess, now on IR. Eddy, Horne is on practice squad so he will not be catching any passes in a real game any time soon.


  • November 3, 2010  - Michael says:

    The way players have been stepping up on this team, this year I wouldn’t be suprised to see someone like Pope, O’Connell, Copper, Tucker or Horne have a good game. Easy enough to bring Horne up if he is showing enough. Of course, I don’t mind seeing passes thrown to Charles either. And there’s still some hope for Chambers. I don’t have a bunch, but he could spring back to life just in time for the Raiders game.


  • November 4, 2010  - el cid says:

    Man, Michael, Listen Horne is on the PRACTICE SQUAD. He is not going to play sunday. As for the rest, adjust your red and gold glasses. You “wouldn’t be surprised” but the rest of the NFL and fans would go into cardiac arrest if any of them have a noteworthy game ( NOT ONE HAS DONE A THING YET). Maybe if Peyton Manning was our QB or we had a body to compliment Bowe, with hands, but come on how about a little realism.


  • November 5, 2010  - Michael says:

    I can name any number of players on the Chiefs right now who are having good to very good seasons for the team who you would have called back ups at best. That realism thing works both ways.

    Copper plays very little on offense, and I don’t think he’s a great receiver, but he did have one very good game last year at the end of the year. I’d take that vs Oakland. I know Horne is on the PRACTIVE SQUAD. You seem to think pulling a guy off the ps is somehow difficult. It’s not. Horne got injured, was waived and brought back. I didn’t say it was likely. Just said it wouldn’t suprise me. Calm down.




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