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Bad news for Patriots, Randy Moss

Posted by Albert Breer  September 6, 2010 01:52 AM

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This probably isn't the news most of you wanted to wake up to, and since I just got done writing it up for the paper. ...

Darrelle Revis has signed a four-year deal with the New York Jets worth $46 million with $32 million guaranteed, as first reported by our pal Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News and ESPN's Adam Schefter. On the surface, seems as if Revis' camp gave on the total dollars, the Jets gave on the guaranteed money, and the star cornerback gets another crack at free agency/a new deal at the tender age of 28.

One party that did not win: Randy Moss. The Patriots star was held to nine catches and a measly 58 yards (6.4-yard average) in two meetings with Revis last year. The team and player grew pretty frustrated with Revis last year, to the point where they threw one up to Moss in garbage time of the New England November win to try and pad his stats.

When I was at Jets camp back in early August, Rex Ryan said that the minute Revis reports, he's starting. So he's likely to be out there opposite Antonio Cromartie a week from tomorrow at New Meadowlands Stadium, and the next week across from Moss.

A couple weeks ago, in casual conversation with a high-ranking personnel official from a rival team, the Jets came up. And when talking about the defense, and how potentially dominant it could be, he said, "But it doesn't work, the way they want to play, without 24."

Which is to say the AFC East just got a lot more interesting
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