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Randy Moss
Production and big dollars still exist for older NFL wide receivers like Steve Smith
Production and big dollars still exist for older NFL wide receivers like Steve Smith

The first year that the New England Patriots traded for Randy Moss, the veteran wide receiver displayed elite form. The mercurial receiver caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns in that 2007 season in New England after being acquired from the Oakland Raiders. That prompted the Patriots to make a rare investment in an older wide receiver, signing him in 2008 to a three-year, $27 million contract that includes a $12 million signing bonus and $14.1 million guaranteed. It paid dividends as Moss would catch 69 passes for 1,008 yards and 11 touchdowns that year with 83 catches for 1,264 yards and 13 touchdowns the following season. He was 31 that year. As the Ravens host former...

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