In an interview with Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network, Patriots coach Bill Belichick once again gave his thoughts on the trade that sent Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings. Lombardi asked Belichick why he felt he needed to deal the wide receiver during the regular season.

 

Tom Brady’s personal passing guru thinks the Patriots quarterback will survive the trade of Randy Moss, but adds th



Terrell Owens thinks the Patriots did Randy Moss wrong.

The Cincinnati wide receiver told the Associated Press that New England’s decision to trade Moss to Minnesota should be a signal to every other player around the league that they are “expendable.”

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined the Dale & Holley show Friday for his weekly update on the NFL. King said he had no inside scoop on the Randy Moss situation, but he knows enough to draw some conclusions.

 

FOXBORO — Running back Fred Taylor, cornerback Terrence Wheatley, offensive lineman Nick Kaczur and defensive lineman Mike Wright were all missing from the start of Patriots practice on Friday outside of Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

Randy Moss is gone, and it's not yet clear how the Patriots will replace his production. There are rumors that the Pats are interested in acquiring suspended Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson or former Patriot Deion Branch, now with the Seahawks. Or, they could put the speedy Brandon Tate in Moss' spot, or throw more to rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez. What do you think? Cast your vote in our poll at the It Is What It Is blog.

Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning. Asked if he understood why Randy Moss was traded to the Vikings, Neal said he had no insight. "Just going in different direction, I guess," he said. "I don't know why. But whatever Bill [Belichick] says, he's got a reason. I trust him."

 

ESPN's Adam Schefter joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and talked about the Patriots' options following the trade of Randy Moss to the Vikings. Asked if the Patriots are pursuing suspended Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, Schefter said: "Vincent Jackson is not headed to New England. You look at it and you say it makes sense, but it's just not going to happen."

 

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and talked about the Randy Moss trade. Asked on a scale of 1-10 how surprised he was when he founds out Moss was sent to the Vikings, Mayo said: "I'd say about an 8. But at the end of the day, it's the nature of the business."

 

The Patriots have reportedly looked into acquiring disgruntled San Diego wide receiver Vincent Jackson, according to CSNNE.com, with New England possibly offering offensive lineman Logan Mankins in return. The two players are in similar situations — both of whom are restricted free agents in the fifth season in the league who are sitting out rather than playing for their tender offers. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.