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10/06/2010 - 11:48am
Report: Pats add 7th rounder to Moss deal

According to Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, according to NFL sources, the other piece to the Vikings-Patriots trade that sends Randy Moss to Minnesota is that the Vikings will get New England's seventh-round pick in 2012. For more on this story, check out weei.com/patriots.
 


10/06/2010 - 11:22am
Patriots confirm Moss deal

The Patriots have confirmed the trade of Randy Moss to the Vikings, and have just issued the following release, complete with a lengthy statement from coach Bill Belichick:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today the trade of WR Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for an undisclosed draft choice.

“Over the course of the past several months, I have spoken with Randy and his representative about Randy’s place on our team and his future in football. Consistent with my dealings with Randy from the day we acquired him through our conversation this morning, it has been honest, thoughtful and with great mutual respect.

“While I will keep private the details of internal conversations with players and staff, suffice it to say that many things were taken into consideration before making the trade. In this business, there are complex and often difficult decisions, but it is my responsibility to...

10/06/2010 - 10:27am
Brown on D&H: Moss 'chose business side'

Former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown was a guest on the Dale & Holley show on Wednesday morning to analyze the Randy Moss trade to Minnesota. Brown believed that Moss wanted to stay in New England, but said "at the end of the day, he chose the business side of things."

 

Talking about how the Patriots would proceed without Moss, Brown said "It may take a little getting use to." He also believes that tight end Aaron Hernandez is the key and described the rookie as a "multi-tasking guy who can do a lot for this football team." Brown concluded that the Patriots will play a lot like they did through the earlier part of the last decade.

 

Despite how the trade looks on paper, the Patriots Hall of Fame receiver didn't think it would take the Patriots out of the mix for a Super Bowl appearance this season. As for the timing of the trade, Brown was optimistic saying "the best thing that...

10/06/2010 - 9:00am
Poll: Is Moss trade good for Pats?

Do you think the Patriots should have made the Randy Moss trade? Click here to cast your vote and let your voice be heard. NFL.com analyst Pat Kirwan, who joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, said “For the future it makes sense, because they weren’t going to re-sign him, so they’re getting what they always like to get, second- and third-round picks, in this case a third. Who knows whether they parlay it for a first,” Kirwan said. “It does beg the question, ‘What are they thinking about for this season?’ I felt this way when they moved Richard Seymour the last time.”


10/06/2010 - 8:45am
Kirwan on D&C: Jets happy with Moss trade

NFL.com analyst Pat Kirwan joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the Patriots' trade of Randy Moss to the Vikings. "For the future it makes sense, because they weren't going to re-sign him, so they're getting what they always like to get, second- and third-round picks, in this case a third. Who knows whether they parlay it for a first," Kirwan said. "It does beg the question, 'What are they thinking about for this season?' I felt this way when they moved Richard Seymour the last time."

 

Looking at how the Patriots will move on without Moss, Kirwan said: "They must think an awful lot of Brandon Tate. And they must really think with [Rob] Gronkowski and [Aaron] Hernandez, they can keep going forward. Someone's got to play the weak side, outside of Wes Welker. That's what sets Welker up all the time. I don't know how that's going to shape up right now. Right now, I'd say they going to...

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