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Lunchbreak: Moss Debated as Best Wide Receiver Over Past 25 Years

Randy Moss is just over five weeks away from his enshrinement ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The former Vikings wide receiver, an iconic player in NFL history, ranks second all-time with 156 career touchdown catches and is fourth with 15,292 receiving yards.

A pair of former NFL wide receivers recently debated Moss' place in history – James Jones and Reggie Wayne appeared on the Dave Dameshek Football Program on to chat about the best receivers of the past 25 years.

Jones, who played for the Packers in eight of his nine pro seasons, had "The Freak" at the top of his list.

Jones mentioned Moss' signature tagline as a reason for ranking him first.

"My No. 1 [player] is easy for me," Jones said. "I'm going Randy Moss.

"I'm just going to say this one comment right here," Jones added. "When I go to elementary schools and middle schools … when a guy jumps over you, they say, 'Randy Moss. You got Moss'd.' "

Wayne, who spent all 14 of his seasons in Indianapolis, ranked Moss second behind fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.

"Another trendsetter," Wayne said of Moss. "They still talk about [him] … you got Moss'd."

"Randy wasn't flashy," Wayne added. "He just want out there and made things that are hard look easy."

Moss' Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio.

Murray returns to New York roots

Vikings players have scattered across the country as they get ready for the grind of training camp and the 2018 season.

Vikings running back Latavius Murray took time during his break to return to his New York roots and give back to children, and Matt Hauswirth of was on hand when Murray showed up at Onondaga Community College earlier this week.

Hauswirth wrote that he attended the Onondaga Community College Advantage Summer Celebration event on Tuesday to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures.

Murray once starred for the Onondaga Central Tigers, graduating in 2008 and continuing his college football career at Central Florida afterward.

"I grew up here since I was three years old," Murray explained. "I've been here and in the Central New York area, so there have been memories from Syracuse and a majority of my memories came from out in this part of the area, being closer to Onondaga Central and Nedrow. So, to give kids some positive light and let them know that they're capable of doing all the things I'm doing and all the things I've been able to do, has been blessing."

Murray led the Vikings with 842 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2017, his first season in Purple.