Wednesday, October 6, 2010
MossWatch: Vikings confirm trade
By Kevin Seifert
I haven't seen any helicopters overhead just yet, but I imagine things are about to get pretty wild here in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Vikings have announced their acquisition of receiver Randy Moss, and coach Brad Childress will address the deal in a news conference at 3:30 p.m. ET. Should be interesting.
In a statement, Childress said: "We feel very good about the opportunity to add a player of Randy Moss' caliber to this football team. He is a tremendous competitor and was an integral member of the Vikings organization from 1998-2004. Once again, ownership was completely supportive of our efforts to add a valuable football player to our team. I know the entire organization is thrilled to welcome him back to the Twin Cities and look forward to his contributions."
Moss and quarterback Brett Favre are scheduled to address the media Thursday.
And in a predictable move, the Vikings have already issued a Twitter alert for fans to purchase new No. 84 jerseys. The team's uniform style changed in 2006, two years after his original departure.