Vikings May Sit Moss … Finally

The Vikings are talking about having Randy Moss sit out completely. But it's a move that probably should have been made two weeks ago.

In a move that looks be about two weeks too late, Mike Tice and the medical staff may end two weeks of playing around with history and the wishes of Randy Moss and completely sit him down — which could mean "No Moss" vs. the Colts and possibly the Packers.

Tice has come under considerable fire for his decision to use Moss as a decoy, continuing his consecutive-games streak, but also risking injury by having him warm up as if he's going to play only to shut him down during the game. During the win over the Titans, the press box public address announcer claimed Moss re-aggravated his injury — a claim Tice refuted with a non-denial denial.

The hope had been that Moss would be ready for the next critical two-game stretch, but it now seems he may have to be shut down for the good of the team and himself. If only this decision had been made immediately instead of two weeks after the fact, we may not have had this problem.

* Marcus Robinson didn't look much better Monday. He was wearing a walking boot at Winter Park Monday, the results of a sprained left foot. He says he will play, however, and will be listed as probable.
* With the injuries at receiver, the Vikings might reach out to former player D'Wayne Bates.
* Chris Claiborne's spot in Tice's doghouse just keeps getting deeper. Tice has already announced Claiborne as doubtful to play Monday with a calf injury that has kept him out for three weeks and earned him the coach's ire.

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