Moss there for the taking

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 AM ET

Everybody wants Randy?

Well, we won't know until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, but the unpredictable Randy Moss is definitely there for the taking.

The NFL waiver wire came out yesterday with both Moss and San Diego Chargers lineman Shawne Merrimann up for grabs.

The Buffalo Bills, courtesy of their winless record get first crack at Moss, although head coach Chan Gailey wasn't about to show his hand.

Still, there seem to be no end to the number of teams who want this guy.

Quite honestly, we wonder why?

He has talked and played his way out of two teams already this season and frankly hasn't done a lot for either club this season.

In seven games he has yet to have a 100-yard receiving game. He has one multi-TD game scoring two against the Buffalo Bills. In four of those seven games he has been held under 50 yards receiving.

Unless you count embarrassing the team name with his selfish rants either in public press conferences or at private team functions like the Mom and Pop catered lunch the team had last Friday, Moss hasn't really made much of an impact at all.

This was the scene at the Vikings catered lunch last Friday as re-told by an eyewitness to Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver.

"It was brutal. The truth is, he deserved to be cut after that. It was such an uncomfortable moment. You know that feeling where you just can tell someone feels so small? That's what it was like being there.

"This wasn't a chain -- it was a mom-and-pop restaurant, and you could tell it was their best stuff. They had a special carving station set up, and there were players and other support staff lining up to eat it. And [Moss] is at his locker saying, 'You know, I used to have to eat that crap -- but now I've got money.' You just felt so sad for them. I had never seen anyone treated like that."

But the NFL, after all, is a business first so there are going to be teams that either believe they can curtail this behaviour or are willing to live with it for the sake of putting a guy who can stretch the field in their lineup.

And when it comes right down to it, players will choose to look the other way if the incoming ingrate happens to possess game-changing skills.

The question is does Moss, at the age of 33 still fall into that category?

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher told Dan Patrick on Tuesday that he would welcome Moss to Chicago.

"It wouldn't hurt my feelings, I'll tell you that much," Urlacher told Patrick. "He's tough to defend, and I'm not too sad that the Vikings let him go because we play them in two weeks."

Urlacher didn't see Moss or any other player becoming a problem in the Bears locker room. "Since I've been in the NFL, we've never had a problem in the locker room with guys or any one guy."

Among the teams believed to be interested in at least considering claiming Moss are the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins.

There are probably more and to all of them we say, good luck.

QUICK HITS

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