Would Pats take Moss back?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With today's stunning news that the Vikings plan to waive Randy Moss -- as first reported by Michael Lombardi of NFL Network -- would the Patriots take Moss back?

That is a compelling question to ponder.

If the Vikings do officially waive Moss, any team can claim him (after the trading deadline, veteran players are subject to the waiver process). The claiming priority would be based on a team's record, so the Buffalo Bills, at 0-7, would have the first crack at Moss.

The Patriots, with the NFL's best record at 6-1, would have the lowest priority.