Randy Moss stays
with the Patriots for three more years
wide variety of rumors surrounding the future of New England
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss can finally come to an end -
the All-Pro receiver signed a 3-year deal with the Pats on
Monday. The Patriots signed the receiver for 3 more years, a
deal worth $27 million - guaranteed $15 million, including a $12
million signing bonus. He allegedly turned down a much better
deal from the Philadelphia Eagles to stay with the Patriots. The
news was first published on Moss' own website, followed by a
confirmation coming out of the Pats central. "I want to take
time out to thank all of the fans for their support and for
wishing me well in my return to New England. I'm ready to get
back. We have some unfinished business to take care of,"
Randy Moss wrote on his website.
"What Randy did for our team last
year was outstanding. He is one of our most consistent,
competitive and team-oriented players and it is undoubtedly a
relationship we are excited to continue," Patriots
coach Bill Belichick said in a statement, after the deal was
Last season Randy Moss had 98 receptions
for 1,493 yards, second-highest in his 10-year NFL career and
the eighth time he had 1,000 receiving yards. He also broke the
NFL record with 23 touchdown receptions.