Randy Moss has been traded by the Patriots to the Vikings for a draft pick next year. Moss began his NFL career with Minnesota back in 1998. Why does this make sense for the Patriots?
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Moss, who did not have a reception in New England's 41-14 win over the Dolphins Monday night, has voiced his displeasure with the Patriots because he has not received a contract extension. The seven-time Pro Bowl receiver is currently in the final year of a three-year contract, worth $27 million.
The Vikings are in desperate need at wide receiver. Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice is currently out with a hip injury and second-year wideout Percy Harvin has been dealing with migraine headaches since training camp, according to the Associated Press. Minnesota is 1-2 in the NFC North and will face the New York Jets next Monday night at the new Meadowlands Stadium. Moss has already beaten Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis for a touchdown reception in the second week of this season. Revis was injured on the play, but could return for the Vikings game.