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Moss' fate unclear amid Seahawks' moves

11/2/2010

The Seattle Seahawks left open three rosters spots Tuesday after placing two players on injured reserve and releasing two others.

I've heard nothing new suggesting the team plans to fill one of those spots by claiming receiver Randy Moss off waivers from Minnesota.

Any team claiming Moss off waivers will be on the hook for more than $3 million in guaranteed salary, a potential consideration for Seattle as the team continues paying more than $6 million to former wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

The Seahawks would presumably have more interest in Moss if he cleared waivers. The idea of placing a $3 million bet on Moss without knowing what the receiver might provide in return could dissuade some teams from placing waiver claims.

It's just unclear at this point how many teams might be willing to pay the money anyway.

Note: I thought this item included news that the team had placed Red Bryant (knee) and Ben Hamilton (concussion) on injured reserve while releasing Quinton Ganther and Nate Ness. The team also signed defensive lineman Frank Okam, formerly of the Houston Texans.