Barring any last-second delays, the Randy Moss Era of the Minnesota Vikings will end today. With Napoleon Harris in town awaiting a press conference and Moss rumored to already be in Oakland, there appears to be just one sticking point -- but it's a big one.
The Raiders want the Vikings to rework Moss' contract to make it more cap-friendly before Moss is officially traded. With base salaries of $7.25 million, $8.25 million, $9.75 million and $11.7 million on the final four years of Moss' deal, this could become a major sticking point, since the Raiders have little in the way of cap room and Moss' number will continue to be a bigger burden.
VU hasn't heard of any effort made by the Vikings to adjust Moss' contract, probably because it would include a signing bonus they don't want to pay. The trade should be announced either later today or tomorrow.
* The Vikings didn't finalize any deals with their unrestricted free agents and allowed all of them to enter the free agent market.
* The Vikings offered restricted free agent tenders of $656,000 to Kelly Campbell, Brian Russell, Willie Offord and Shaun Hill.
* The team made a $1.43 million tender to CB Brian Williams. If another team attempts to sign him, the Vikings would have the chance to match the offer or, if they refuse, the Vikings would receive a first-round draft pick as compensation.
* The Vikings continue to run business as usual. It is expected that free agent DT Pat Williams, who played for Ted Cottrell in Buffalo, and LB Antonio Pierce, who the Vikings tried to sign as a RFA last year, will both visit Winter Park.
Moss Era Ends Today?
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