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 professionalÂ 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 ScottÂ 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.