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Moss Meter: Where Jets fit in

Owner Woody Johnson and GM Mike Tannenbaum love collecting "trophy" players, so they can't be ruled out of putting in a claim for Randy Moss. They're also not bashful about acquiring players with character issues.

Level of interest: Minimal. Make no mistake, they discussed it internally, weighing the pros and cons. The Jets' receiving corps is coming off a horrendous performance versus Green Bay, but the organization still likes the talent and depth. If the Jets submitted a claim on Moss, they'd be doing it in part to block him from returning to the Patriots.

If they are interested, here's what must happen: Based on their 5-2 record, the Jets are No. 30 on the waiver priority list. Even if they did put in a claim, the odds of Moss slipping past the first 29 teams are remote.

Salary: There is no salary cap, so it's just of matter of whether they'd be willing to pick up the rest of Moss' 2010 salary -- $3.4 million. That's close to $400,000 per game, in case you're wondering and a lot of money for a team that doesn't need a receiver.

Final thoughts: Mark Sanchez is having trouble with his current cast of characters. Imagine if he was given another mouth to feed. It would be a disaster waiting to happen.