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Releasing Moss Clears Room For Rice

November 2, 2010

In a move that shocked the Purple faithful, the Minnesota Vikings bid adieu to Randy Moss a mere four weeks after trading a third-round draft choice for the talented but outspoken receiver. The release comes amid reports of players losing faith in their head coach’s ability to lead as well as Vikings’ owner Zygi Wilf being displeased with Childress’ latest roster decision.

If there is a lone bright spot in this “train wreck,” it’s that by releasing Randy Moss, the Vikings now have an open roster spot. That vacancy will presumably be filled by wide receiver Sidney Rice. Rice is yet to be activated off of the PUP list, but the NFL mandates that a decision on PUP players must be made by the end of this week. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk cites a league source as saying Rice is “three weeks away from returning” to the playing field.

And with his team struggling to find its identity thus far, Rice’s return could not come soon enough. If the fourth-year receiver out of South Carolina can regain any semblance of his 2009 form, it will help Vikings’ fans forget the whole Randy Moss fiasco. I suppose a win against the 3-4 Cardinals this weekend wouldn’t hurt either.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2010 5:43 am

    My head is going to explode. This team is insanity right now. The circular firing squad is in motion and they won’t beat Arizona like this.


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