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Moss coming back to the Vikings?

Would Vikings fans welcome back Randy Moss? Well, it’s a longshot, but Bill Simmons threw out the following Tweet earlier, which as you can read was intended to be a Direct Message.

Sorry that last tweet was supposed to be a DM. Rumors swirling about a Pats-Minny trade for Randy Moss.

Moss last night against the Fins was invisible, as he didn’t catch a pass, and dropped a would be TD on a fake spike by Tom Brady late in the first half.

For the season, Moss has 9 catches in four games for 134 yards with three TD’s. He is averaging just 34.8 yards per game, and of course will be a free agent at the end of the season.

Would the Vikings actually have interest? That remains to be seen.

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12 Responses to “Moss coming back to the Vikings?”

  1. wtfvikesfan says:

    The Minnesota Vikings are attempting to pull off their biggest blockbuster since acquiring Brett Favre. has learned that the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots have been in serious trade talks and are very close to a deal that would send All-Pro wide receiver Randy Moss back to the team that drafted him.

    However, Patriots sources say the deal is contigent upon Moss working out a contract with the Vikings. All sides are still trying to hammer out the contract Tuesday.

    In a 41-point outburst Monday night over the Dolphins, Moss caught zero passes, and he has made his displeasure known with his contract status in New England.

    Moss, 33, was a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1998 and shined for several years before being shipped to Oakland in 2005. The four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection was traded from the Raiders to the Patriots on Day 1 of the 2007 NFL draft in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the ’07 draft.

    In his first three seasons in New England, Moss caught 250 passes for 3,765 yards and 47 touchdowns. In 2010, he has nine catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns.

    The Vikings have been searching for a star-caliber receiver and were unable to pick up Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson.

  2. wtfvikesfan says:

    Source: Vikings, Moss haven’t started talking terms yet

    Posted by Mike Florio on October 5, 2010 8:12 PM ET
    Bill Simmons of ESPN perked up a slow Tuesday night by accidentally tweeting the existence of a rumor that the Patriots could be trading receiver Randy Moss to the Vikings. Jay Glazer of FOX has since reported that, indeed, the two sides are talking.

    But Glazer points out that the deal hinges on the Vikings and Moss working out a new contract.

    Per a league source, that part of the process has not yet commenced.

    Moss repeatedly has complained about the lack of a contract beyond the 2010 season. He’ll want an extension that gives him something close to market value ($9 million or more per year).

    The lure of unfinished business with the franchise for which he played from 1998 through 2004 and the ability to finally hook up with Brett Favre could be a strong draw. The prospect of facing cornerback Darrelle Revis on Monday night could be a factor, too.

    Heck, the return of Moss could even be enough to get Favre to return again for 2011.

  3. wtfvikesfan says:

    The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Jayme Mitchell to the Cleveland Browns for a late-round 2012 draft choice. Mitchell has been a decent situational pass rusher over the years, but he role would always be limited behind Jared Allen, Ray Edwards, Brian Robison and possibly rookie Everson Griffen.

  4. wtfvikesfan says:

    Last one from Kevin Seifert.

  5. wtfvikesfan says:

    I bet that draft pick is going with Ray Edwards to New England, for Moss.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      I’d be very happy with that scenario. That would be a steal for Vikes but I got a feeling Pats arent that dumb.

  6. phil says:

    i havent been this excited in my life

  7. wtfvikesfan says:

    Read the whole thing!!!

    ats say “there is no trade”

    Posted by Mike Florio on October 5, 2010 8:53 PM ET
    Rumor quickly became reality on Tuesday night, with FOX’s Jay Glazer reporting that the Patriots are close to shipping receiver Randy Moss back to the Vikings.

    Now, the Minnesota and Boston media are pursuing the story like Homer chasing a chocolate-filled Uter with a wet towel.

    Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that the Patriots are saying “there is no trade.” In this regard, conjugation could be critical. They’re not saying “there will be no trade.” They’re only saying “there is no trade.” And Glazer hasn’t reported that there “is” a trade.

    Rapoport also reports that he’s told a trade is not “done,” but he confirms that a trade is being discussed.

    Albert Breer, formerly of the Boston Globe and now with NFL Network (congrats, by the way, Mr. Breer) reports that “no one is shooting this down, when given the chance to” and “[s]omething’s happening.”

    So stay tuned. We’ll be on this thing all night if need be.

    After all, that kid has bosoms.

  8. wtfvikesfan says:

    Rumors are a 3rd round pick next year and conditional pick the year after.

  9. fozz44 says:

    Get it done.

  10. Lost Viking says:

    Wow. What would New England want in a Moss to Minny trade? Patriot have little depth at WR beyond Ben Tate.

    Suspect a 3rd rounder involved. Maybe Bernard Berrian? But possibly they are flipping Moss before making trade (2nd and 4th) for Vincent Jackson.

    Belichick is too smart to leave much on the table. VJ is the smarter trade – 33 vs. 26 in age.

  11. wtfvikesfan says:

    Report: Vikes ‘very close’ to Randy Moss deal Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reports the Vikings are “very close” to acquiring Randy Moss from the Patriots. How’s that for a shocker? Per CSN New England’s Tom Curran, the Pats’ compensation is “rumored” to be a third-rounder. The deal can’t be finalized until the Vikings work out a new contract for Moss, which Glazer says the sides are currently addressing. Brett Favre has long pined for deep threat Moss as a teammate. It looks like he may get his wish, putting to rest speculation that he could walk away later this season if the Vikes don’t turn it around. Oct. 5 – 7:56 pm et Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter

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