Raiders, Moss reportedly agree to trade

According to an Associated Press report, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss will soon be the latest player with a troubled past to join the Oakland Raiders.

Dante DiTrapano, who is Moss' agent said in the AP report on Wednesday that the Vikings and Raiders have agreed to the trade that would sent Moss to Oakland in exchange for the No. 7 overall pick in the draft, a late round pick in the upcoming draft and Oakland linebacker Napoleon Harris.

The deal, however, cannot be finalized until March 2 but neither team confirmed the trade. The team's interest in Moss is hardly a surprise because owner Al Davis has never shied away from welcoming players who bring baggage. Moss is also, on the surface, a perfect fit for a Raiders offense looking to emphasize the vertical passing attack.

The Vikings, meanwhile, are in the process of changing ownership as Red McCombs has agreed to sell the team to Reggie Fowler, who is an Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler.

There's no debating Moss' performance on the field. He caught 13 touchdown passes last season despite nursing a hamstring injury. Moss, however, created his share of problems teammates. Moss was fined $10,000 for pretending moon Green Bay Packer fans during the Vikings win in a wild card game.

One week earlier, Moss left the field with two seconds left in a regular-season loss against Washington. That move raised the ire of his teammates, most notably center Matt Birk and quarterback Daunte Culpepper.

Moss' line of trouble goes beyond last season including bumping a traffic control officer with his car in 2002, verbally abusing corporate sponsors on a team bus in 2001 and squirting an official with a water bottle in 1999.

The rumored trade for Moss comes one day after Oakland re-signed Porter to a five-year, $20 million contract.


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