Source: Patriots, Vikings discussing Moss trade

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A league source says the Patriots and Vikings are discussing a trade that would bring star receiver Randy Moss back to Minnesota.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations.

The seven-time Pro Bowler was a first-round draft pick of the Vikings in 1998 and spent his first seven seasons in the NFL with Minnesota. He was traded to Oakland in 2005 and languished for two years before being revitalized in New England.

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Moss set an NFL record with 23 touchdown receptions in 2007. But he has said several times this year that he expected 2010 to be his last season with the Patriots. first reported the discussions.