The Tennessee Titans today made a rare in-season waiver wire pickup, acquiring Randy Moss, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings. To make room for Moss on the roster, the Titans played linebacker Jamie Winborn in injured reserve. In other Titans injury news, linebacker David Thornton, who’s spent the entire year on the physically unable to perform list, started practicing. Thornton may practice for up to 21 days before the Titans have to decide to elevate him to the active roster, which includes clearing a spot on the 53-man, or move him to season-ending injured reserve.
I have some brief thoughts up on the Moss acquisition in the current edition my weekly column at Football Outsiders. An excerpt:
Moss is probably still a better deep threat than Britt, and defenses presumably will fear him more, but Moss isn’t the same type of physical receiver Britt is and thus probably less useful for the quick slant, shallow cross, and intermediate dig routes.
We’ll obviously have more to say about this later, not that I needed more to write about during the bye week.