Maybe Randy's high paycheck is why you have been so quiet in FA thus far.At some point this morning, Ted Thompson will make his monthly presentation to his bosses at the Green Bay Packers and the subject of his keen interest in acquiring Oakland receiver Randy Moss undoubtedly will top the agenda.
At that time, chairman of the board Bob Harlan, President John Jones and six members of the executive committee will hear details from Thompson regarding his plan to add the 30-year-old Moss, and the general manager will learn what management has to say about the raging debate in Packer Nation.
"Ted has not spent a lot of time talking to me about it, quite honestly," Harlan told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday. "Ted always starts out our meetings with a football report so he may get into that."
Sources have said the two teams have been discussing Moss for more than a month. On Monday, a source familiar with the inner workings of both organizations said Thompson had spoken directly with Raiders owner Al Davis about dealing for Moss, the longtime Vikings star traded to Oakland two years ago.
"They're going to get rid of him," the source said. "I think they think they can trade him. And I know Green Bay has interest."
Thompson refuses to discuss Moss, and Davis always operates under a veil of secrecy. Tim DiPiero, the agent for Moss, was unavailable for comment.
But the source said he was confident that Packers negotiator Andrew Brandt, with permission from Davis, already had had preliminary talks to restructure Moss' remaining base salaries of $9.75 million in 2007 and $11.25 million in '08.