Report: Jarvis Moss is a Raider

November, 24, 2010
Jarvis Moss will reportedly stay in the AFC West.

It is being reported that Moss has signed with Oakland. He was cut by Denver last week after being a complete draft bust. Moss was the No. 17 overall pick in 2007. Denver traded up four spots to secure the Florida star. Moss did nothing in the NFL. Drafted as a pass rusher, Moss has 3.5 career sacks. His last sack was in 2008.

Denver coach Josh McDaniels said Moss he was a poor fit for the team’s 3-4 defense when he cut Moss. But Moss didn’t do much in Mike Shanahan’s 4-3 defense in two seasons, either.

This is a low-risk pickup for Oakland, which loves to collect former first-round picks. Moss is coming in as a backup. The Raiders needed depth because starting defensive end Trevor Scott is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Matt Shaughnessy will start.

Not much will be expected from Moss because he has never shown he can be a quality NFL player. Maybe the lights will turn on for him in Oakland. But right now, he should be looked at nothing more than a depth acquisition.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter



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