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-- The Minnesota Vikings officially introduced wide receiver Randy Moss at a press conference on Thursday. The Vikes acquired the 33-year-old wide receiver Wednesday in a trade with the New England Patriots.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings officially introduced wide receiver Randy Moss at a press conference on Thursday. The Vikes acquired the 33-year-old wide receiver Wednesday in a trade with the New England Patriots.
Minnesota reportedly sent a third-round pick in next year's draft to New England, while also acquiring a seventh-round pick in 2012 from the Pats. Moss, who spent the first seven years of his career with Minnesota, joins future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre and a team that fell one game shy of the Super Bowl last season.
Moss holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record with 23, set in 2007, his first year with the Pats. He has 935 career catches for 14,604 yards and 151 TD's in 189 games. Moss also played two years with the Oakland Raiders before joining the Pats. Moss will get a chance to play against the Patriots in Foxboro on October 31st.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says neither discipline nor contract issues played into the decision to trade Randy Moss to Minnesota. The coach added he never had a discipline issue with Moss in the four years the wide out played in New England and called a report that he had been ignored by Moss on a team flight a "total fabrication." Belichick said a number of factors went into the trade, but declined to specify.
In other Viking news, former University of Minnesota receiver Logan Payne was waived by the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. Payne had been on the practice squad for Minnesota. The team signed offensive tackle Andrew Gardner to replace Payne.