Randy Moss Trade To Vikings Completed Without New Contract

Randy Moss is in the final year of his contract, likely a big reason the Patriots were willing to deal him for a third round pick just four weeks into the season, especially with a lot of unknowns regarding the CBA and an NFL season in 2011, with the team unsure if they would receive a compensatory draft pick. 

Originally, the deal was contingent on Moss signing an extension with Minnesota, but then the team shifted its focus to simply just getting the trade done, choosing to worry about getting Moss signed to a new deal later. And indeed, Wednesday's trade was completed without a new contract for the wide receiver

Via SB Nation's Joel Thorman

More than likely, the Vikings will be talking to Moss about a new contract very soon (if they haven't already). It's highly unlikely a team would give up a third round pick without some sort of guarantee that it will last longer than one year. Jay Glazer reports that the Vikings just wanted to get the trade done so he could be in-house for Monday Night Football this week. Presumably they'll be focusing on a contract after that.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.