Son of Randy Moss claimed by a team not named the Vikings

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) Thaddeus Moss
(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) Thaddeus Moss /

The son of former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss, Thaddeus Moss, was claimed by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday.

Heading into last year’s NFL Draft, there were a number of prospects with connections to former members of the Minnesota Vikings.

The sons of Antoine Winfield, Jake Reed, and Randy Moss were all available in the 2020 draft pool. Only the younger Winfield (Antoine Winfield Jr.) ended up getting drafted, while the other two had to fight their way onto an NFL roster as undrafted free agents.

Moss’ son, Thaddeus Moss, wound up with the Washington Football Team. However, he didn’t play during the 2020 season due to injury, and he was recently waived. Some thought the Vikings would’ve been an interesting landing spot for the son of the Hall of Fame wide receiver.

Son of former Minnesota Vikings star receiver lands with the Cincinnati Bengals

Unfortunately, for those who would have liked to see Minnesota end up with Moss, the former LSU tight end isn’t going to be suiting up in purple and gold anytime soon.

Instead, he was apparently claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Moss joins a Bengals team whose top quarterback, Joe Burrow, used to throw the tight end passes when the two were teammates at LSU.

For those who might be wondering about where Jake Reed’s son ended up, he’s currently a member of the Los Angeles Rams. He appeared in seven games as a defensive back with the Rams last season, making a total of two tackles.

As for Moss, he should have a great opportunity to find a role on Cincinnati’s current roster. Drew Sample appears to have the team’s top tight end spot locked up, but the other three tight ends currently on the Bengals’ current roster combined to haul in a total of eight passes for 87 yards and a touchdown last season.

If Moss can stay healthy, then maybe he will be able to spend multiple years in the NFL just as his father was able to do.