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Report: Vikings agree not to franchise Moss

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A day after acquiring the All-Pro receiver, the Vikings restructured Randy Moss' contract so that he will be free to leave after this season if he chooses to do so.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team agreed not to place a franchise or transition tag on Moss following the season. That means that he will become an unrestricted free agent, allowing him to sign with any team following the season.

Moss' three-year, $27 million contract expires following the season, and he had expressed issues with his former team, the Patriots, about a lack of a long-term extension.

The way we see it

The Vikings clearly are rolling the dice here. The move was not made with the idea that Moss would be a 13-game rental, but the team left itself with wiggle room in case Moss does not fulfill expectations. That said, giving up a third-round pick for a one-season player would be seen as a hefty price if the Vikings don't win a Super Bowl. And it's likely that the only way they'll do that is if Moss has a big impact on this team.

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