NFL Insider Reveals the Juiciest Report he Ever Worked On

Published 07/26/2020, 3:42 PM EDT


Randy Moss arrived at New England from the then Oakland Raiders back in 2007. He was traded for a fourth-round draft pick. Bill Belichick’s Patriots and the Green Bay Packers were the only two teams interested in hiring Moss. Belichick convinced the WR to join him at New England but no one could predict what came after.

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Playing under coach Belichick, Randy Moss and Tom Brady formed a deadly partnership over the next three years. In his very first season with the Patriots, Moss bagged the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2007. The former Minnesota Vikings man recorded 98 catches for 1,493 yards in 2007. That is the highest yardage total in the Patriots franchise history and third-highest overall.

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However, by 2009, Moss was not happy with his role in the Patriots organization. The emergence of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez put his spot in jeopardy. He was also in his contract year and was pushing for a better deal. However, Robert Kraft and Co. were hesitant to fulfill his demands due to his age. He ultimately left for the Minnesota Vikings followed by the Tennessee Titans and the rest is history.

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NFL insider opens up on Randy Moss’ controversial exit from the New England Patriots

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport recently participated in a light-hearted interview with the Bleacher Report. He was asked about the juiciest NFL event that he was part of involving Tom Brady or the Patriots organization. Here’s what he had to say:

“There’s definitely been some drama, especially in 2010 when all these players showed up late and got sent home. I would say the juiciest was being on the inside of Randy Moss’ falling out with New England.

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“He called me one day and spilled his guts. When he eventually got traded, I was right in the mix of that. Probably the Randy Moss saga would be the juiciest,” Rapoport said in his interview with the Bleacher Report.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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