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: October 12, 2007, 12:02:33 AM

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Tampa Bay offered a sixth-round pick for Moore,
Jason Cole you're under arrest. We already gave the Chiefs our 6th round pick.

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#1 : October 11, 2007, 11:59:39 PM

A 4th will probably get the deal done. For a guy who is third on thier depth chart I find it hard to believe that they really think that a team will pay a 3rd round pick for him.

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#2 : October 11, 2007, 11:59:13 PM

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You're not talking about a player that somebody wants to trade for and keep with a long-term deal," a source said of Moore. "He's a good kid, but basically the Bucs want to bring him in, let him play it out and let him hit free agency. That's not worth a third-round pick.

I think I know who that source is.


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#3 : October 11, 2007, 11:41:02 PM

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-vikingsmoore100907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

A few days old, a little outdated and not too much new here.
But there are a few good points...

Sources: Vikings expected to trade Moore
By Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports
October 9, 2007

Jason Cole
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The Minnesota Vikings should know within a week if their decision to be patient in trading a player they don't want will pay off.

Multiple sources said running back Mewelde Moore is expected to be traded by the NFL trade deadline on Oct. 16.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers contacted Minnesota last week after losing running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams to a right patellar tendon injury on Sept. 30 in a victory over the Carolina Panthers. Tampa Bay's need for a running back increased when it lost Michael Pittman for six to eight weeks with a broken right fibula during Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Bucs are down to running back Earnest Graham.

However, the difference in what the Bucs have offered and what the Vikings want is significant. Tampa Bay offered a sixth-round pick for Moore, who has been inactive for most of the two seasons under coach Brad Childress, and is behind backs Chester Taylor and Adrian Peterson on the depth chart.

Still, Minnesota has asked for a third-round pick for Moore, who was originally a fourth-round pick in 2004 and showed flashes of potential in his first two seasons. The Vikings are currently hoping the Bucs will give in to desperation or that a few other teams, such as the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans or Green Bay Packers, end up in the bidding for Moore.

Denver is expected to lose running back Travis Henry to suspension following published reports last week that he tested positive for marijuana. Henry, a repeat offender, is facing at least a one-year suspension. In Houston, Ahman Green missed the game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins with a bruised left knee and is out indefinitely. Green Bay's running game has been ineffective all season and rookie Brandon Jackson, who opened the season as a starter, is currently sidelined with a shin injury.

In addition, there isn't a lot available. San Diego Chargers backup Michael Turner is a popular commodity. He is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season as well, but general manager A.J. Smith doesn't want to deal Turner. First, Smith thinks the Chargers are a title contender this season and wants to have a strong backup for LaDainian Tomlinson. Second, Smith figures that the Chargers will receive a third-round draft compensatory pick in 2009 assuming Turner signs a lucrative free-agent deal elsewhere after this season and becomes a productive back.

"The difference between the pick you might get now and what you'll get down the line isn't enough to make a trade worth it," a Chargers source said.


As for other notable backs, Miami has Ricky Williams. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Williams can be traded while he serves his suspension for violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. However, Williams applied for reinstatement to the league last week. The earliest he would likely be reinstated is Nov. 1 and the process could go until Dec. 1.

And as tantalizing as Williams might sound, he hasn't played in the NFL since 2005. He was a good backup for Miami that season, but had a lackluster performance in the CFL in 2006, during which he missed time with a broken arm.

Still, the idea of Moore being worth a third-round pick seems a stretch.

"You're not talking about a player that somebody wants to trade for and keep with a long-term deal," a source said of Moore. "He's a good kid, but basically the Bucs want to bring him in, let him play it out and let him hit free agency. That's not worth a third-round pick."


At least not yet.

Jason Cole is a national NFL writer for Yahoo! Sports. Send Jason a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.




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#4 : October 11, 2007, 11:47:13 PM

3rd round is greedy and unrealistic. A 4th rounder is reasonable.



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#5 : October 11, 2007, 11:48:41 PM

i'm thinkin a 4 is what we end up giving up for him... provided one of the other teams don't swoop in and take him.

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#6 : October 11, 2007, 11:56:11 PM

5th is the maximum I would give for Moore. But, I am not the one doing the bidding.



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#7 : October 12, 2007, 12:21:01 AM

How do you know it wasn't a 2009 pick?

And you're going to have to arrest all of the media who reported on this. They all
said the same thing, I believe.



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#8 : October 12, 2007, 12:22:22 AM

How do you know it wasn't a 2009 pick?

And you're going to have to arrest all of the media who reported on this. They all
said the same thing, I believe.


Great Point.

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#9 : October 12, 2007, 12:25:24 AM

Hey, news on McKinnie...

http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1479849.html

An altercation in the Vikings locker room following Wednesday's practice led to coach Brad Childress calling a team meeting in the aftermath.

The brief fight involved defensive end Erasmus James and running back Chester Taylor, according to people with knowledge of the situation. It's unclear what precipitated the scuffle, but according to accounts, James threw a punch that landed around Taylor's right eye. Taylor retaliated by attempting to throw a chair, but it accidentally hit left tackle Bryant McKinnie. Taylor and McKinnie, who have lockers close to each other, are good friends, and that apparently brought an end to the incident.

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#10 : October 12, 2007, 01:07:08 AM

Hate,if we lose Moore because Allen dragged his feet I will go beserk...hes being down right stupid in view of how badly in need we are of a rb with the skills Moore has...hes such a great fit for our offense and would flourish with a qb like Garcia...Allens playing a risky game...what if some other team loses a rb this Sunday and out bid us....they'll say the Vikes wanted to much or we really didn't want him or some other lying BS....his not handling this as soon as Cadillac went down is unbelieveable...saying the Vikes want to much...thats a joke that only a dimwit would believe.

You can't be serious!

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#11 : October 12, 2007, 12:59:08 AM

Hate,if we lose Moore because Allen dragged his feet I will go beserk...hes being down right stupid in view of how badly in need we are of a rb with the skills Moore has...hes such a great fit for our offense and would flourish with a qb like Garcia...Allens playing a risky game...what if some other team loses a rb this Sunday and out bid us....they'll say the Vikes wanted to much or we really didn't want him or some other lying BS....his not handling this as soon as Cadillac went down is unbelieveable...saying the Vikes want to much...thats a joke that only a dimwit would believe.

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#12 : October 12, 2007, 01:22:03 AM

Serious as a heart attack.

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#13 : October 12, 2007, 01:33:17 AM

Send them Clayton


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#14 : October 12, 2007, 07:20:41 AM

IF you are actually serious as a heart attack, you need nitro pills. No way we drop what the Vikes are asking for on Moore right now. We need to use picks wisely

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