The relative peace and quiet of an NFL Monday was broken when it was announced that the Vikings would be putting wide receiver Randy Moss on waivers. Mos, though, was not listed on the waiver wire as of today's 4 pm deadline, meaning if he was put on waivers, teams will be able to put claims in tomorrow. If that's the case, we will know Wednesday which team will be awarded the talented but troublesome veteran receiver.
The Dolphins have already been mentioned as a team that might be looking to put in a waiver claim on Moss. The Minneapolis Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad tweeted that "Miami and Seattle are already expressing interest in claiming Moss off waivers," adding that the "Dolphins would want to block the Patriots."
ESPN's Adam Schefter also mentions the Dolphins as a team likely to "consider" putting in a claim for Moss.
The Dolphins, though, are 18th in the waiver priority - which is based on every team's record. Some notable teams who might be interested who have a priority ahead of the Dolphins include the Rams, Raiders, Redskins, Seahawks, and Bears.
Should the Dolphins put in a claim for Moss? That's the question that both Miami's front office and their fanbase are asking each other this evening. Is Randy worth the risk?
I definitely believe he is. Really, there's no risk involved for the Dolphins to acquire this immensely talented receiver off of waivers and start him opposite of Brandon Marshall. None.
The team that claims him will take on the remaining portion of Randy's 2010 salary - or roughly just under $4 million. He's not signed beyond this season, meaning the team that claims him could quickly release him with minimal damage done financially if he becomes too much of a headache.
I also am not sure it's fair to assume he'd be a headache in Miami. He'd be reunited with his former college quarterback, Chad Pennington. You have to believe that Pennington will be asked his thoughts on potentially putting in a claim for Moss. And if CP10 believes he'd be able to keep Moss from becoming a locker room cancer, I believe this front office would trust him.
Tony Sparano is also no "push-over" as a head coach. He had the guts to deactivate a healthy Joey Porter last year when he became a problem. I don't believe Tony would be pushed around by Moss like he tried to do with Brad Childress in Minnesota.
Most importantly, though, he would add an additional explosive element to this offense that could potentially make this 2010 Miami Dolphins team a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
So I'm all in for bringing Moss to Miami off of waivers. Are you?