Moss will be a man with few options

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Moss will be a man with few options

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com
On Wednesday's edition of PFT Live, Pro Football Talk's daily webcast, Titans coach Mike Munchak said it "remains to be seen" if Randy Moss will be part of the new regime in Tennessee. Most likely, "it remains to be seen" is code for "are you out of your mind?!"As Gregg Rosenthal points out, Moss caught six passes for 80 yards in eight games with the Titans. And despite all Jeff Fisher's bouquets about what a great mentor and teammate Moss was during his time with the Titans (similar to Bill Belichick's bouquets, although Fisher's had little moustaches on them), Moss was an abject failure there, in Minnesota and in his four games with New England in 2010. Because of Moss' Halloween Ode to all things Patriots in his final game with the Vikings, it's reasonable to presume he'll target New England as a possible landing spot. Likelihood? Between slim and none. And closer to none. Despite Tom Brady's kind words about Moss as a teammate, he was all set with Moss once the Week 2 loss to the Jets went down. That was the game in which Moss was targeted 10 times and caught two passes. Brady threw two picks on passes intended for Moss - half of his 2010 total. Moss' field-stretching ability remains. So too does his patience-stretching ability. And though the Patriots were able to keep a cork on the bottle for virtually his entire stay here, if New England brought Moss back at a minimum contract with a reduced role, it's hard to imagine him being a productive member of the team. Remember, when Moss passed through waivers after the Vikings released him, only the Titans put out a claim on him. He'll likely have even fewer suitors after his time in Tennessee. Tom E. Curran canbe reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Patriots bolster receiver depth by adding Brown to practice squad

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Patriots bolster receiver depth by adding Brown to practice squad

FOXBORO -- The Patriots have added some receiver depth to their locker room by signing Da'Ron Brown to their practice squad. 

Brown, 25, was a seventh-round pick of the Chiefs in 2015 and spent his rookie season on the Kansas City practice squad. At Northern Illinois, the 6-foot, 199-pounder caught 155 passes in four years, accumulating 2,295 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns. He also rushed for two scores in his career. As a senior in 2014, he caught 68 passes for 1,065 yards. 

With the signing, the Patriots have filled out their practice squad. The team has had an opening on its 10-man unit since the Colts signed away receiver Devin Street for their 53-man roster.

With just four receivers on the Patriots roster, not including special teams ace Matthew Slater, they've loaded up on receiver depth through their practice squad with Brown, Devin Lucien and DeAndrew White.

Brissett, Garoppolo both practicing for Patriots on Tuesday

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Brissett, Garoppolo both practicing for Patriots on Tuesday

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had both of their qurterbacks on the field and suited up for Tuesday's shells-and-sweats practice on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

Both Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) are dealing with injuries, but both were present for the session, as were the rest of their teammates on the 53-man roster. 

Brissett was spotted in the Patriots locker room before practice with no brace or wrap of any kind on his thumb, but he did have his right thumb taped when out on the field. 

Patriots tight end AJ Derby was the lone player in a black practice jersey, indicating that he has been named practice player of the week. Running low on quarterbacks, Derby may have served as the scout-team quarterback as the Patriots defense prepared for the Texans. He played the position at Iowa and Arkansas before changing positions.

The Patriots have four practices scheduled this week, and the team will release injury reports, as usual, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.