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It’s official; Randy Moss has been traded to the Minnesota Vikings.
The colorful wide receiver will return to the team that started his career in time for Monday’s game at the Jets; New England will get a third-round draft pick in return. However, a contract extension is not yet in place. That leaves the Vikings with a star receiver and quarterback in their final years, and the immediate desire (and skills) to win a Super Bowl now.
So now the Patriots have yet another pick (remember that they also have the Raiders’ first round-pick, which at 1-3, is currently good for 5th overall). The Vikings have the weapon they need to weather the Sidney Rice storm. It’s a win-win.
After coming off a game in which he had zero (0) receptions for the first time since 2006, Randy Moss’ dissatisfaction is now out of New England’s hands. Wes Welker and the new guys are now primed for an even bigger season. In the next game (at home against Baltimore… how did that game play out the last time?), the defense of the Ravens should concentrate on Welker, until Brady spreads the ball out more. From that point on, no team will know who to cover.
By the way, the Vikings visit Gilette Stadium on Halloween. Mark it on your calendars.