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Updated: August 9th, 2013 6:30pm
Report: Randy Moss to work for Fox's new sports network

Report: Randy Moss to work for Fox's new sports network

by Judd Zulgad
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Randy Moss didn't embrace the opportunity to talk to reporters when he was playing in the NFL, but it sounds as if that won't stop him from becoming a member of the media.

The former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver has reached a tentative deal with Fox's new sports network, according to Pro Football Talk. PFT cited a source with knowledge of the situation and reported that although the agreement isn't finalized no glitches are expected.

PFT reports that Moss is expected to be a part of the Fox Football Daily show on Fox Sports 1, which is scheduled to launch this month, and that he also could have a role on the network's Sunday NFL programming.

Moss, the second-leading receiver in Vikings history, had the ability to be insightful when he wanted during his playing career but often elected to ignore reporters. He was fined $25,000 during the 2010 season for his refusal to speak to the media.

Moss' decision to work for Fox would appear to signify that his Hall of Fame career is finished. A first-round pick by the Vikings in 1998, Moss fell to 21st overall because of character concerns, he spent his first seven seasons in Minnesota.

Moss was traded to Oakland in 2005 and was with the Raiders for two seasons before joining the Patriots. He was with New England for three-plus seasons before being traded back to the Vikings in 2010.

His second stay in Purple lasted all of four games before he was released by coach Brad Childress. Moss finished the 2010 season with Tennessee, was out of the NFL in 2011 and returned as a member of the San Francisco 49ers last season.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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