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While in Florida attending a charity softball game, Randy Moss told reporters he believes 2010 will be his last with the Patriots.
As it stands, his three-year deal runs out after the 2010 season and he expects the Patriots to go in another direction instead of signing the 33-year old receiver to a deal.
I don’t think they going to extend my contract, said Moss. I understand the beast, the nature of it. I think that just with what I think and what I know I don’t think they’re going to re-sign me back. So, after this season if there is not a lockout I’ll be looking for a new team. I’ve got a lot of respect for the Patriots and what they did for me and my family. The only thing I can do is just play this year out and see what my future holds after that.
Moss went onto say that the Patriots “don’t really pay”. While perhaps a bit inflammatory, there is some history backing that claim.
Is this fatalistic thinking on Moss’ part? Not really. The Patriots entered 2009 as an aging bunch and bringing Moss back at 34 in 2011 admist whatever financial climate the league is in does not make much sense. However, we’ve got a long way to go before arriving to that stage.
One thing is certain though. New England better address the receiver position quickly. With Wes Welker coming off of major knee surgery, Moss getting another year older and not a lot of considerable options elsewhere on the roster, New England lacks the depth to potentially regain their 2007 luster.