Randy Moss Trade: Vikings Working on Deal With Patriots for Moss

Dan NelsonCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 16:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings reaches out with one hand to try and catch a pass against the defense of cornerback Lito Sheppard #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC divisional playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 16, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings may be doing something fans never thought would happen: putting Randy Moss back in a Vikings' uniform.

Multiple sources, including Fox Sports' Jay Glazer and ESPN's Chris Mortensen, have confirmed that the Vikings and the New England Patriots are in serious talks involving Moss.

According to these sources, the main hang-up to the deal getting done is Moss signing a contract extension with the Vikings.

Moss is in the final year of a three-year, $27 million contract.

After an incredible statistical career with the Vikings that ultimately ended badly, Moss was thought to be gone for good.

However, with a new owner, new coaches, and new players, there is no reason to think that Moss can't fit right in with the Vikings again.

Fans will likely welcome the superstar with open arms, as the passing game has struggled immensely without a legitimate downfield threat for Brett Favre.

Sidney Rice, the player Favre built great chemistry with in 2009, is out indefinitely after undergoing hip surgery. His return is likely to be around Week 8, but nothing is guaranteed.

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After failing to land San Diego star Vincent Jackson, the Vikings are desperately trying to save a season in which they had Super Bowl aspirations.

The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers both looked pretty bad on Sunday, so it appears this division is wide open.

However, many feel the Vikings are still one big-play receiver away from the playoffs.

Moss has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with New England's unwillingness to offer him a new contract. He has also made it clear that he does not have plans to play in a Patriot's uniform next season.

Adding Moss will immediately cause teams to unload the box for Adrian Peterson and put two safeties deep.

There is no word on how far along in trade talks the Vikings and Patriots are. There is also no indication of what the Vikings would have to give up, though it likely involves at least a first-round pick in 2011.

What we do know is that if the Vikings acquire Moss, they won't have many question marks on their roster.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled in the next 24 hours as this story unfolds.