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Icing On The Cake?

It was previously believed that the Vikings gave up a third round draft pick in 2011 for Randy Moss, straight up.

According to reports, however, the Vikings also got the Patriots seventh round pick in 2012 as part of the deal.  It isn’t much, but it is better than nothing.

So, to recap the events of the last 24 hours, the Vikings have parted ways with defensive end Jayme Mitchell and their third round pick in 2011.  In return they got Randy Moss and two late picks in 2012.

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5 Responses to “Icing On The Cake?”

  1. c.carterhof says:

    Really? I thought we gave up a 3rd in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.
    Wow, sounds too good to be true.
    Adam, is it true Moss could refuse to sign without getting an extension.

  2. VikingsDude says:

    WHY so cheap …. ???? I know we will pay him millions but that seems like a bargain.

  3. Tomb... says:

    Wow. Me-boy Moss back in purple.

    This is a great moment my friends.

    –how great is this moment?

    I’d like to take this moment into my arms and make sweet, sweet love to it, then raise all the little moments that may result from said session.

    Don’t know if this will put the Vikes over the top, but who can deny that it brings some hope to what seemed a fairly bleak year?

    Tomb likes this a lot.

    • B. Grant says:

      Jeez, Tomb, thought for a moment we were going to get way more details than we wanted. Thanks for sparing us. I like this deal, all things considered, but not too happy that they took the headlines from our Boys of Summer. Get ready New York, the Yankees are about to go down, and the Jets soon after, all thanks to those Minnesotans.

  4. Lost Viking says:

    You can look at the trade in several ways:

    1) relative to Charger demand for Vincent Jackson (26) being a 2nd and 4th round compensation

    2) age of the receiver relative to expected impact, eg. how many times does an impact offensive player after 30 get this type of compensation?

    3) just look at who gets the best player.

    Patriot got Moss for 4th rounder. Rarely is this type of player available. If you get the best player available, ie. Moss can contribute better than a Vincent Jackson etc. you generally win the trade.

    Belichick may send a 2nd rounder and Viking 3rd to Charger for Vincent Jackson but Viking still seem to have won this trade.

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