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10/06/2010 - 11:57am
Childress welcomes Moss back to Vikes

Earlier on Wednesday, the Patriots made their official announcement on the Randy Moss trade. Now, the Vikings have done the same, welcoming home the receiver who starred for them from 1998 through 2004.

“We feel very good about the opportunity to add a player of Randy Moss’ caliber to this football team,” Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said in a statement provided by the team through its website. “He is a tremendous competitor and was an integral member of the Vikings organization from 1998-2004. Once again, ownership was completely supportive of our efforts to add a valuable football player to our team. I know the entire organization is thrilled to welcome him back to the Twin Cities and look forward to his contributions.”

Moss returns to a place where he enjoyed great success as a younger player — he compiled six 1,000-yard seasons with Minnesota. The Vikings have had serious issues at wide...

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.”


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