Randy Moss To Vikings
October 6, 2010 by staff
The Patriots and the Vikings have been in trade talks for a while, and as of last night were close to a deal if Moss and the Vikings will agree on a contract extension, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports said in “Planet Show WEEI Mikey”última night.
A Patriots official replied simply: “No trade.”Efforts to reach Moss agent, Joel Segal, were unsuccessful.
The Vikings and Moss have to talk about a contract extension, but last night, ESPN cited sources as saying that trade would be completed today.
Segarra asked the Patriots for a Moss trade name after the week of New England a victory over Cincinnati, the Herald. After that game, Moss, 33, broke his silence over the summer with a passionate press conference, but he misses in which he expressed his desire to remain with the team and their willingness to leave the organization is not achieved new contract before the end of this season.
Moss addressed many issues in the press conference, including his contract.
“If you do a good job… You want to be appreciated. I do not think, personally, I’m appreciated,”he said that day.” I want you all know, I want the fans – the true fans – the Patriots New England, I know I’m not here to start no trouble. I’ll play my last year on my contract, and as I said over and over again since I signed my first contract here, I want to be here in New England. It is a great group of guys here, a well trained here, and I never said I wanted to leave New England.
“But I think, from a commercial standpoint, this will probably be my last year here as a patriot. And I do not recall, I’m going to play football.”
Glazer said he believed that trade was the result of the Patriots have a problem with Moss, but rather an opportunity for them to get something to the receiver, as he is in the final year of his contract.
Moss has not received permission from the Patriots to negotiate with another team, according to the NFL Network, but a deal could be done without, though.
The Vikings (1-2) are in desperate need of a big-play threat with star receiver Sidney Rice out for at least the first half of the season due to offseason hip surgery.
Another Vikings game machine, receiver Percy Harvin, was plagued with migraines during training camp. He has 12 receptions, 106 yards and a touchdown in three games this season, but Harvin does not extend the field like Moss, who has just nine catches in four games, but has 139 yards and three touchdowns, the kind of home run hitter quarterback Brett Favre has been asking for.
The Vikings tried to acquire the receiver Vincent Jackson Chargers two weeks ago, but could not reach an agreement with San Diego.
If one goes by the trade, Moss would return to the team that drafted him in the first round of the Marshall in 1998. It would also create a very interesting match Oct. 31, when the Vikings come to Gillette Stadium.
On Monday night, Moss was often in the field, but quarterback Tom Brady looked so once, in a false peak at the end of June. The pass was from hand to Moss in the end zone.
Moss rejuvenated his career with the Patriots when he arrived via a trade with the Raiders in 2007. Signed for three years and 27 million contracts at the end of the ’07 season ends after this season. In the offseason, Moss fired his agent life, Tim DiPiero, and signed with Segal.
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