TORONTO - At first glimpse, it makes a lot of sense.
Randy Moss is feeling under-appreciated in New England.
Minnesota is in desperate need of a go-to receiver.
Moss has a history in Minny (although not all of it was good). Bill Belichick doesn’t want to deal with a whining big-time pass catcher.
Could this really happen?
ESPN Insider Adam Schefter and S.I.com’s Don Banks were both reporting on Tuesday night that that very scenario is being talked about.
According to both reports, the two sides have not discussed a contract extension for the volatile Moss and therefore any rush to describe a deal as imminent would be folly.
A source, however, did tell Banks a deal could be consummated by Wednesday morning.
Moss is in the final year of a four-year pact with the Patriots and has not been shy letting anyone and everyone know he’s not happy that a contract extension has not been discussed with the Pats.
Moss, in one of the more selfish moves of his career (and there’s been a few of those), made those feelings public as the rest of the Patriots were celebrating a Week 1 win over Cincinnati.
According to the Boston Herald, Moss and his agent then requested a trade during the Pats preparations for their Week 2 game against the New York Jets.
In the Patriots win in Miami on Monday night, Moss was held without a catch in a game for the first time since 2006.
The Vikings have been without the services of top wide receiver Sidney Rice all season. Rice had hip surgery in August and is expected to miss the bulk of the first half of the year.
Brett Favre isn’t getting any younger and, already off to a 1-2 start, needs a prime-time target soon.