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Don't Expect Lions To Pursue Randy Moss

As soon as I found out Randy Moss was waived by the Vikings, my first thought was about if the Lions would put in a claim for him. After all, Moss has a connection from his first stint in Minnesota to Scott Linehan, and he has to be an upgrade over someone like Bryant Johnson, so at the very least I thought a move was possible. I didn't necessarily think it was all that likely, though, and I doubt anything will happen based on Jim Schwartz's answer to a question about Moss.

Schwartz said there are a lot of factors that go into building a team, including the roles that players will have and their presence in the locker room. "This isn't fantasy football,'' Schwartz said.

Just for entertainment purposes alone I sort of wish the Lions would make a move to acquire Moss, but as Schwartz said, this isn't fantasy football. On paper, having Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Moss seems very intriguing, but there's more to it than that, so I don't fault the Lions if they don't pursue him. It is an interesting scenario to think about, though.

(For more on the Moss story, check out SBNation.com's StoryStream, which includes an explanation of the waiver wire process.)

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