NFL Notebook: Titans offer Moss a fresh, new start
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Randy Moss says he's sorry things didn't work out in Minnesota and that he isn't upset with the Vikings or coach Brad Childress for waiving him.
The well-traveled receiver insists he isn't in town -- his third NFL city this season -- to start trouble.
Moss spoke Wednesday for the first time since Minnesota waived him Nov. 1. Wednesday was also Moss' second practice with the Titans, the only NFL team to put in a claim for the player with 153 career touchdown catches.
"I made Minnesota my home. I loved being there, and it just didn't work out," Moss said.
"Just I had my own beliefs in what I believe, and coach had his. Am I bitter or mad that he let me go or the organization? No. You never know what the future holds.
"Right now I'm a Tennessee Titan. I'm here to do whatever coach [Jeff] Fisher wants me to do."
Moss began his media session with a statement, but did take four questions -- the entire exchange lasted 3 minutes, 4 seconds.
"I've been through a lot in the last couple of weeks," Moss said. "Like I said, I've got these broad shoulders. I can carry a lot of weight. I feel good about the acquisition of coach Fisher getting me here. The process of getting here has been kind of crazy."
Coach Tony Sparano announced that Chad Pennington is again the starting quarterback in Miami, pulling the plug on the Chad Henne experiment in favor of a 34-year-old coming off the latest operation on his right shoulder. "At this particular time, my decision is Chad Pennington's strengths might be suited a little bit more for where we need to be," Sparano said.
Kicker Shayne Graham kept his bags in his car in case an NFL team wanted him. He can unpack now. Graham has joined New England, replacing Stephen Gostkowski, who was placed on injured reserve with a thigh injury, shelving him for the rest of the season.
Shawne Merriman's first practice with his new team in Buffalo didn't last very long, and now it's uncertain when the linebacker will play again. Coach Chan Gailey said that Merriman strained his lower right leg and that it's not "anything major." Gailey did say the injury makes it less likely Merriman will make his Bills debut Sunday against Detroit.
Braylon Edwards is going back to Cleveland and knows Browns fans are excited to see him again. Not because they like him, of course, or even miss him. "I think the boos will be serious," the wide receiver said. "I don't think they'll be cheering. I think everybody will be against me, but so what? That's life," the former Brown said.
Former Chicago quarterback Jim McMahon said he is concerned about how playing football has affected his mental health. McMahon told the Chicago Tribune that his memory is "pretty much gone." He says he frequently walks into a room and forgets why he's there. McMahon has worked with neurosurgeons and is planning to get his brain scanned.
First Published November 11, 2010 12:00 am