FOXBORO — Talking about the trade of Randy Moss Thursday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied that there was a single incident that led to the decision to trade Moss. He also called the report that there was an incident on the plane coming back from Miami a “total fabrication,” and added, “There was never any incident or discipline problem with Randy. There never has been one with me in four years.”

Cris Carter, who played with Randy Moss in Minnesota, joined Dale & Holley to talk about Moss and the trade that sent the receiver back to the Vikings. Carter said he wasn't surprised by the move. "I thought it would be Randy's last year [with New England], so the alternative is to trade him," he said. "I think it's a better deal for New England to trade him then to let him walk and not get anything for him."


The Patriots announced that they have re-signed offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka and also signed quarterback Brett Ratliff to the practice squad. Ojinnaka was acquired from the Falcons in August and then waived Sept. 30. He has played in 39 games and started 12 in his four-year career.


Ratliff has spent time with the Jets, Brown and Jaguars. The Jags released Ratliff last week.


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WEEI's John Dennis of the Dennis & Callahan show said on Thursday morning that he spoke with several members of the Patriots organization, and that the Randy Moss trade was not a result of what Moss had previously done to strain relationships with the team and organization, but instead a result of what ownership and the coaches and players anticipated he might do in the future.


Ten Thoughts a day after the trade that shook the NFL and caused some Foxboro fans to ask the toughest question of all: What to do with a



When the news came down, everyone stopped.

Blocking a punt and field goal in the second half of Monday night's win over the Dolphins wasn't enough to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for Patriots safety Patrick Chung.


Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee instead claimed the award. Scobee kicked a 59-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give Jacksonville a 31-28 victory over the Colts. 


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Cris Carter was a teammate of Randy Moss in Minnesota for four seasons, and the two reportedly developed a tight bond. On a conference call Wednesday afternoon, Carter — now an ESPN analyst — was critical of the Patriots for dealing Moss to Minnesota, saying quarterback Tom Brady and the New England passing game will suffer as a result.

Carter was asked if he thought the Patriots are a championship-type offense without Moss, he said, “Absolutely not.”

According to a report by, which cited player sources, Randy Moss had a "heated exchange" with Patriots quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien at halftime of the Monday night game between the Patriots and Dolphins. The Patriots trailed the Dolphins, 7-6, at halftime, and Moss had been targeted with just one pass in the first half before his outburst.


Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison said Wednesday he believed that wide receiver Randy Moss “was becoming a distraction” in New England, but was still “a little shock[ed]” by coach Bill Belichick’s decision to trade him.