We're Black and Blue All Over:
During a radio interview on KFAN-1130 AM in the Twin Cities, ex-everyone receiver Randy Moss made clear he would love to re-sign with the New England Patriots once the NFL has a new collective bargaining agreement. And as my AFC East colleague Tim Graham points out, Moss also said he wouldn't mind returning to Minnesota.
Since Moss' second tenure with the Vikings ended last fall, the team has replaced coach Brad Childress with ex-defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. But even with a new regime in place, I can't believe the Vikings would take another chance on Moss. What's the old and mangled phrase? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me a third time? Fill in the blank on that one.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Mark Craig of the Star Tribune checks in with Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who is joining a number of other NFL players on a humanitarian trip to Africa.
Six representatives of the Chicago Bears were at the University of Illinois pro day Wednesday, notes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
My NFC South colleague Pat Yasinskas wonders if the Green Bay Packers will host the New Orleans Saints in the traditional Thursday night season-opener for the Super Bowl champions. I'm wondering if it will be the Bears. We could find out as early as next week at the NFL's annual meetings.
The Detroit Lions hosted North Carolina linebacker Bruce Carter on a visit to their practice facility Wednesday, according to the team's website.