Moss and Sidney Rice wow!!
The Patriots will receive a 2011 third-round draft pick in exchange for the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, who started his NFL career with the Vikings in 1998. Had New England allowed Moss to leave in free agency next offseason, it would have received a third-round selection in the 2012 draft as compensation.
Moss, who's in the final year of his current contract, is scheduled to make $6.4 million in base salary this season. He wants a new deal, but he wouldn't receive one from the Vikings as part of the trade, Lombardi reported.
The addition of Moss will no doubt delight Favre, who will turn 41 later this month. Favre has twice campaigned for the Packers to acquire Moss, including once toward the end of his time in Green Bay. But the Patriots ultimately ended up parting with just a fourth-round pick to pry Moss away from the Raiders, and Favre privately fumed at the swing-and-miss by the Packers' front office.
Now Moss will match up against Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis on Monday night at New Meadowlands Stadium. Revis sustained a hamstring injury while covering Moss on a long touchdown pass in Week 2 and is scheduled to return this week.
But that wouldn't even be the marquee matchup on Moss' Minnesota itinerary: The Vikings are scheduled to visit the Patriots on Oct. 31.
- I kinda wish the Dolphins had landed Moss for a 3rd round so we can just go all out with our passing because our running game hasnt look to bright. Our offense look like the Panthers a little, two good backs not enough positive production and 1 good receiver in Brandon Marshall but we also have a consistent receiver in Davone Bess who always plays great. But anyway Moss will face Darrelle Revis again and also will face Bill belichick and the Pats, dats great. When Sidney Rice gets back healthy, the Vikings will be the team to beat having Adrian Peterson, Visanthe Shaincoe and Percy Harvin. AT LEAST WE DONT HAVE TO FACE MOSS ANYMORE, YES! THANX BELICHICK BUT WE KNOW U GOT SUM TRICK UP UR SLEEVE, SOME RECEIVER IN YOUR PRACTICE SQUAD