Raiders' options drying up 

March, 5, 2007
Monday was not a good day for people in the Raiders organization who might consider moving Randy Moss to another team in a trade.

First, the Packers had to start mapping out plans to replace departed halfback Ahman Green. With Travis Henry, LaMont Jordan and Thomas Jones no longer possibilities, the Packers might have to consider using one of their top two draft choices on a running back. It was probably unlikely the Packers would give up anything higher than a third-round draft pick for Moss, but those options are drying up.

Second, the Patriots gave a second-round draft pick and a seventh-round draft pick for 5-foot-8 wide receiver Wes Welker. While the Patriots have an extra No. 1 from Seattle, they clearly won't give a first-rounder for Moss. With only six draft choices left, the Patriots have made their big trade acquisition in Welker. Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli are too good at building their team to go into a draft with five or less draft choices. Moss may be stuck in Oakland.