A trio of former Vikings have been in the News today, and some of them may spark some discussion. Hopefully the site issues will be fixed so that regular fanposts start showing up on the front page. But in the meantime, what do you all think of this chatter?
Chris Kluwe signs 1-year deal with Oakland Raiders. It's only for a veteran minimum, which for Kluwe is probably about $840,000. I say, good for him in landing a new gig. It brings him back to his California roots too, which I'm sure he's happy about. I figured he'd land a gig somewhere, but I admit I'm a little surprised that it only took 10 days for him to catch on with another team.
Donovan McNabb wants his Eagles #5 jersey retired. Granted, he said it was the team's call (obviously), but something about McNabb really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It must have been all those dirt balls during the first half of the 2011 season. He was probably the most successful Eagles QB since Ron Jaworski or Randall Cunnigham (all 3 seasons he was with the Eagles). The Eagles only have 7 retired jersey numbers, with Brian Dawkins being the most recent. I suppose McNabb's deserving of it, and according to the article, he plans to retire as an Eagle, and his jersey number is also being retired at Syracuse. There's also a part of me that just doesn't care one way or the other.
Randy Moss apparently hasn't ruled out a return to the NFL for 2013. He's "undecided". Obviously, at age 36, the deep speed that he was famous for is gone, but the route-running and hands are still there. He caught 28 passes for 434 yards and 3 TDs last year with the 49ers. That would make him a #3 or #4 receiver in terms of production, and he could play in a 3rd down "possession" role, or in the red zone. There's pretty much no way I'd want him back on the Vikings, but perhaps some other WR-starved team could consider him? Cleveland Browns maybe? Ha ha...
And that's all I got.