Son of legendary Minnesota Vikings receiver waived by Washington

(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Thaddeus Moss
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Thaddeus Moss /

If there is one thing that Minnesota Vikings fans seem to have a universal love for, it is Randy Moss. The gifted wide receiver had a way of taking over football games and making opposing defenses look silly by putting on a display of amazing catches on a regular basis.

Even though the last time Randy Moss wore a Vikings jersey was 2010, that doesn’t mean the Moss name will not grace the back of a purple and gold jersey again. However, this time it could be the legend’s son who represents Minnesota on the football field.

ESPN’s Field Yates broke the news on Twitter that tight end Thaddeus Moss, the son of Randy Moss, has been waived by the Washington Football Team and is now free to sign with any team as a free agent. Here is his tweet:

Should the Minnesota Vikings be interested in Thaddeus Moss?

This offseason, the Vikings moved on from tight end Kyle Rudolph in favor of a younger group of pass catchers including Irv Smith Jr. and Tyler Conklin. Past that duo, only Brandon Dillon would serve as the team’s third tight end.

Dillon has been with the Vikings since 2019 but has only appeared in four games over those two seasons. During that time, he has one catch on one target for six yards. However, he has survived team cuts and been seemingly favored by the coaching staff.

Meanwhile, Thaddeus Moss stands 6’3 and weighs in at 249 pounds. It is hard to know what to expect from Moss at the NFL level since he has yet to take the field in a regular-season contest. As a solid blocker and a shaky receiver, the former North Carolina State and LSU alum would have to carve out a niche for himself in Minnesota’s offense.

It would be a bit surprising to see the Minnesota Vikings sign Thaddeus Moss this offseason and bring him in to compete with Brandon Dillon and any rookie the team picks up in the draft or as an undrafted free agent. But that doesn’t mean that it is impossible that the second-generation NFL athlete won’t end up wearing purple and gold in 2021.