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Updated: September 8th, 2013 11:52am
Randy Moss says it's 'disrespectful' that Patterson wears his No. 84

Randy Moss says it's 'disrespectful' that Patterson wears his No. 84

by Derek Wetmore
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Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson wears No. 84. And apparently the team's former No. 84 is none too happy about it.

Now that Moss is a commentator for FOX Sports 1, he had the microphone before Sunday's slate of games.

Here's what Moss had to say about Patterson wearing his number, according to Pro Football Talk:

"First of all, that's disrespectful, to give a rookie my number," Moss said. "I don't really believe in numbers, but I think that from a professional standpoint, I did make that number. And for them to give him that number, he hasn't proven anything yet. But, hey, what can I say, I'm just Randy Moss sitting here in the studio."

I was watching the Vikings pregame show, so I didn't see the comments and it's possible he said them in jest. From my purview, though, Moss deserves to have his number retired. He might get some blowback for saying it but Moss could be justified, even if he was just joking.

In any case, pull your 84 jerseys out...

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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