Patriots Acquire Randy Moss

In a move that is sure to dominate the WEEI airwaves for much of the rest of the year, the Patriots today shipped a fourth round draft pick to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Randy Moss.

This pick was the one that they acquired from the San Francisco 49ers yesterday in addition to the Niners 2008 first round pick in exchange for the Patriots first round pick at #28 yesterday.

So in effect, the Patriots traded the #28 pick for Randy Moss and the 49ers first round pick next season.

Taking it a step further, perhaps they would not have made the deal had they not had an additional pick from the Deion Branch to Seattle trade, so this could be viewed as Branch for Moss and a #1 pick.

Here’s a link to check the Bay Area reaction to the Moss trade.

Check in with the BSMW Game Day page with live updates of the second day of the draft, which is already off to a crazy start.

Here’s is the BSMW Draft profile for first round pick Brandon Meriweather.

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However, it’s nice to see that Belichick is still feisty. He just turned 60 years old and it’s been seven seasons (going on eight) since the Patriots last won the big one. Three rings bought a lot of good will, but even he has to realize that the bank account’s getting low.

— Mark Farinella, Sun-Chronicle, 6/17/12