Lions' Burleson loves Moss trade to Vikings
ALLEN PARK -- Nate Burleson loves the move that sent Randy Moss back to the Minnesota Vikings from the New England Patriots.
“This is the biggest soap opera you can see on TV,’’ said Burleson who spent time with Moss playing for the Vikings.
The Lions wide receiver thinks the city of Minneapolis is probably going crazy with the return of Moss who gives Brett Favre another weapon.
“As a fan of Minnesota, because they drafted me, I like the move and I’m excited to see him back in the purple and yellow, even if he’s in my division,’’ Burleson said. “I’m still a fan, he was kind of like a big brother when I was out there so I’m always going to cheer for Moss on the field. I’m just not going to cheer as loud when we’re playing against each other.’’
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said that with Moss, Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice (when he returns), tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and Adrian Peterson on the roster, Favre will have plenty of options.
“There’s a lot of guys they can spread that football around to, but we see that every week. Chicago has good skill players, Green Bay has good skill players. It’s a little of an arms race in the NFC North right now,’’ Schwartz said.
The Lions will play Moss and the Vikings in the final regular season game on Jan. 2 at Ford Field. Detroit would have met up with Moss on Thanksgiving when New England plays at Ford Field.
The Lions haven’t played against Moss in the regular season since 2004.
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