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Titans land Randy Moss

11.03.10 at 4:35 pm ET
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Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that the Tennessee Titans have claimed Randy Moss off of the waiver wire.

The Titans were 22nd in the waiver claim order (which is ranked based on worst-to-best record in the NFL) and have a need for a No. 1 receiver with Kenny Britt expected to be sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. The Titans have a bye week and next play at Miami on November 14.

It was reported in several places Wednesday that Moss might sit out the entire season if he wasn’t satisfieed with the team that claimed him, but it has also been reported that the Titans were a team on Moss’ wish list and Schefter tweeted that the wideout will report “happily” to Tennessee.

A big question now is how Moss will mesh with quarterback Vince Young, who has struggled with the deep ball in his career. The Titans rank 24th in the NFL with 187.6 passing yards per game.

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Report: Titans put in claim for Moss

11.03.10 at 4:10 pm ET
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Don Banks of Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that the Tennessee Titans have put in a waiver claim on wide receiver Randy Moss. The Titans are 22nd in the waiver claim order (which is ranked based on worst-to-best record in the NFL) and have a need for a No. 1 receiver with Kenny Britt expected to be sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury. If the Banks report is accurate, the Patriots — with the best record in the NFL and 32nd on the waiver claim order — would be out of the Moss derby.

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Browns Injury Report: Wallace, Delhomme don’t practice

11.03.10 at 4:06 pm ET
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Browns Injury Report
Did Not Participate

QB Jake Delhomme (ankle)
DT Shaun Rogers (ankle)
T John St. Clair (ankle)
QB Seneca Wallace (ankle)
LB Jason Trusnik (not injury related)

Limited Participation
DE Kenyon Coleman (knee)
TE Alex Smith (ankle)

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Pats practice report: Hernandez absence not injury related

11.03.10 at 4:03 pm ET
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Patriots Injury Report
Did Not Practice

TE Aaron Hernandez (not injury related)
S Jarrad Page (calf)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)

Limited Participation
WR Deion Branch (hamstring)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
WR Matt Slater (ankle)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

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Pats practice: Logan Mankins back, Aaron Hernandez not

11.03.10 at 1:46 pm ET
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FOXBORO — Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez was not present for the open portion of practice on the upper fields on Wednesday as they began on-field preparations for the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. Hernandez did not appear to be injured during Sunday’s win over the Vikings.

Meanwhile, Wednesday marked the first time back on the practice field for offensive guard Logan Mankins, who missed the first seven games due to a holdout for a new contract. Mankins agreed on Monday to sign a $3.26 million contract tender offered when he rejected a deal worth a reported $35 million over five years. The Patriots also had a pair of new practice squad players in quarterback Jonathan Cromptom and defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington, out of Auburn University.

Also not in attendance were running back Fred Taylor, safety Jarrad Page and practice squad players Darnell Jenkins and Tyrone McKenzie.

The team practiced in sweats and shells on the upper practice fields outside Gillette.

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Tom Brady talks Logan Mankins, Randy Moss and Cleveland

11.03.10 at 12:15 pm ET
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FOXBORO ‘€” Tom Brady spoke briefly with the media Wednesday morning down here at Gillette, and hit on a handful of topics, including the return of Logan Mankins, if he would welcome back Randy Moss and his excitement about facing Cleveland. Here’€™s the complete Q&A:

No disrespect to Dan Connolly, but what does it mean to have a guy like Logan Mankins back? ‘€œIt’€™s great. It’€™s great. He’€™s such a great guy. He’€™s a great player. He’s coming in with a great attitude. I’€™ve had a chance to talk to him over the last few months. He’€™s been a great contributor to this team and to this organization. You can never have too many great football players or too many great teammates, so it’€™s great to have him back.’€

How quick do you think his transition will be? ‘€œI don’€™t know. Who knows? I’€™m not sure. We’€™ll have to wait and see. I hope fast.’€

Can you describe how today went with his first day back with all the players? Did Bill Belichick address it? ‘€œEveryone is excited to have him back. He’s friends with all of us, so as I said, over the course of the last few months, there’€™s been plenty of interaction with the players. Everyone kind of knew he was coming in today and was just excited to see him and greet him and welcome him back. He’€™s excited to get out there on the field and start playing football, because that’€™s really what he loves to do.’€

How easy is it to separate the business part of the game from the game on the field? ‘€œAs you get older it’€™s probably a little easier. When you’€™re younger and when you’re going through it the first time, I know for me, it was pretty tough early on. But then as you see different things happen and players come and go and coaches come and go, it’€™s just kind of the way it is. I think from each individual’€™s standpoint, you’re just focusing on your job, what you need to do, how you can contribute, how you can be a leader, how you can bring energy to the team and then let everything else take care of itself. You just worry about what you have to do and if you don’€™t, you’€™re the one that’€™s going to be out of a job.’€

What are your thoughts on everything that has gone on with Randy Moss? ‘€œI have no idea. I have thoughts; I just don’€™t really care to share them.’€

You mentioned having talked with Logan over the past few months. Was that football related or personal? ‘€œProbably both ‘€“ obviously his well-being and his mindset. I think you just always try to express support and you understand what he’s going through and the tough decisions that are made, but also maybe a different perspective from a player that’€™s been through it. Like I said, I’€™ve been around for a while now ‘€“ longer than most everybody in this locker room, so I think I just try to share a little bit of insight and maybe it can create some awareness for them.”
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Logan Mankins talks about his contract situation and his time away

11.03.10 at 11:56 am ET
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FOXBORO ‘€” Logan Mankins just wrapped up his press conference with the media down here at Gillette Stadium. A session that ran for roughly six minutes, he discussed why he came back when he did, how much he missed his teammates and what he thought of the offensive line ‘€” and Dan Connolly ‘€” while he was away. Here is the complete transcript of the Q&A:

On his return: ‘€œIt was time. I had my reasons for the date I came back.”

What have you been doing? ‘€œHanging out. Playing a lot of golf. Hanging out with my family a lot. I’€™ve spent a lot of time with them.’€

How have you been training? ‘€œI’€™ve been training quite a bit, so we’€™ll see today how it goes. How good a shape I’€™m in.’€

What kind of football-related things can you do while you’€™re away? ‘€œI’€™ve played football and I’€™ve been through a lot of offseasons, so I took this offseason like I take every other one, and I did the things that I’€™ve been taught through the years. I didn’€™t hit anyone or do anything like that, so that’€™ll all be new today.’€
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