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Randy Moss could be headed to Minnesota

Posted on: October 5, 2010 8:19 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2010 11:48 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Multiple sources are reporting that the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings are discussing a trade involving Randy Moss. A deal likely hinges on whether Moss and his original team can come to terms on a long-term contract. Moss, as he himself has reminded everyone, is in the final year of his current deal.R. Moss (US Presswire)

Pro Football Talk, among other media outlets, has said that Moss and the Vikings have not yet begun negotiations, and that the Patriots have not granted permission for the receiver to discuss contract terms with other teams.

Though not preferable, it’s possible Moss could get dealt without a new contract. There are whispers that the Patriots would receive a third-round pick in the trade.

Apparently, this issue has been brewing for weeks. Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports that Moss’ agent, Joel Segal, called Bill Belichick and requested a trade after Week 1.

Comcast Sports’ Gary Tanguay says that Moss, who had zero catches and was targeted just once in New England’s win over Miami Monday night, “showed up unhappy” on Tuesday and “had words” with Belichick. (Adam Schefter of ESPN, however, says Moss and Belichick did not speak Tuesday.)

If this trade does indeed happen, it would make sense from the Vikings side and be a shocker from the Patriots side. The Vikings need a deep threat to replace the injured Sidney Rice. (Even if Rice returns in November from his hip injury, it’s doubtful he’ll be his usual self.) And with Brett Favre – who, by the way, has wanted to play with Moss for years – being in his last season (grain of salt), it’s now or never for the club.

The Patriots seem set to move on without Moss in 2011, but that doesn’t mean the 33-year-old is not an integral part of their Super Bowl caliber offense this season. Take Moss out of the lineup and the Pats are faced with rewriting several pages of their playbook.

It would be very in character for New England to make this trade. They once dealt Deion Branch despite not having any other quality receivers on the roster. And, last season, despite having a porous defense, they shipped Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Seymour to Oakland in exchange for draft picks.

The Patriots are saying there is no trade. Given their history of subterfuge, that might be the clearest sign that something could be going down.

Even if a trade does not happen, the story of the rumor will long be remembered. It began as an accidental internet spark and, in classic Twitter fashion, turned into a raging conflagration Tuesday night.

Bill Simmons accidentally tweeted that there were rumors swirling that Randy Moss was going to be traded to the Vikings. He meant to send it as a direct message (DM).

Not long after that, Jay Glazer tweeted, “hey bill simmons @sportsguy33, damn you! Hahaha. I've been sitting on it allllll day. Was hoping to come outta left field and then u let slip. Classic! Good job”

Glazer also tweeted, “Yes, vikes and pats have been working on trade that sends randy moss to vikes and r very (close) but can't be done until vikes and moss work out new contract, (which) they r working on.”


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Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:48 am
 

Randy Moss could be headed to Minnesota

I would say that S. Rice actaully made Favre a better looking QB. Not saying Favre wasn't great, but Rice fought and out played a lot of defenders last year for a ton of catches that Favre just threw up to him. That's why I'm glad we have Moss now....favre will just throw it up and Moss will make it happen.



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 9:54 am
 

Randy Moss could be headed to Minnesota

I have to give the devil his due. I was wrong. Randys a goner. All I can say is in Bill we trust. We don't need a whiner in the club house. Bye Randy, it was fun while you were here. That 2007 season was fantastic. Thanks again.  Cry



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 9:16 am
 

Randy Moss could be headed to Minnesota

Dirty Tomcat, I like your bravado but Moss going to Minny is a done deal. On a completely unrelated note, GO COLTS!!!! (plz avoid the superbowl loser's curse, pretty plz)



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 8:32 am
 

Randy Moss could be headed to Minnesota

Randys not going anywhere this season. The only reason he did not get any cathches on Monday night was that the offense was limited as the defense kept scoring. When the offense was on the field Randy was double teamed and unavailable. Miami felt taking Moss and Welker out would win the game. They did not know we have a run game and other receivers now. This rumor has spread a little to far. Lets get back to reality. Yes the Pats are in the running for the playoffs and Superbowl just as 20 other teams are. To make a stupid statement they are out of it after 4 games shows your lack of knowledge. GO PATS!!!! Smile


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