Sunday, April 29, 2007

Breaking News: Moss is a Patriot; Jackson is a niner

According to ESPN and's Adam Schefter, the Oakland Raiders have agreed to send Pro-Bowl receiver, Randy Moss to the New England Patriots in exchange for their 4th round pick today. There are still details that will need to be completed, including Moss taking a physical and restructuring his contract. Moss' current contract calls for him to be owed $21 million over the next two years, and he has agreed to re-do it for the Patriots. I mentioned that the two teams resumed trade talks yesterday and I speculated that the deal was done last night when they Patriots sent their 3rd pick to the Raiders but that was proven to be just for a Raiders' draft pick next season.

"The Raiders have resumed trade talks with the New England Patriots over disgruntled receiver, Randy Moss. The Patriots offered the Raiders a second-day pick in this years draft, which Al Davis immediately shot down, but now he may be reconsidering it. The Raiders do NOT want Moss on their team no longer and it seems like the only team Moss wants to play for is the Patriots. The Raiders asked Moss to restructure his contract in order to make it easier to trade the Pro-Bowler, but he quickly declined. He did say that he will be more than happy to restructure his contract which calls for him to make $9.75 million this season, for the Pat's, he said the only thing he wants to do right now is win a Super Bowl and he believes the best place for him to succeed in that journey is in New England."

This latest move caps off an already stunning offseason for the Pats and in my opinion has vaulted them to the number one choice for the Super Bowl this season.

Jackson to the Niners

This is also news, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to send receiver Darrell Jackson to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for their 4th round pick.

Jackson, 28, caught 63 passes in 2006 for 956 yards and 10 touchdowns -- all team-leading totals. At the time of his toe injury, Jackson was leading the league in touchdown catches. He's exceeded 1,000 receiving yards three times in seven seasons.

However, Jackson and Seahawks management reportedly have been at odds following negotiation of the six-year, $25 million contract extension Jackson signed in March 2004, his decision to skip voluntary workouts in 2005, and the manner in which the team handled his knee injury last season.

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