- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that a trade has been completed sending star receiver Randy Moss back to the Minnesota Vikings from the New England Patriots. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transaction has not been officially announced.

ESPN first reported that the deal was done, with the Patriots getting a third-round pick in return.

Moss spent the first seven seasons of his career in Minnesota.

The seven-time Pro Bowler was a first-round draft pick of the Vikings in 1998. He was traded to Oakland in 2005 and languished for two years before being revitalized in New England.