Former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss showed his humorous side over the weekend.
Moss played an April Fools prank on fans and media alike, starting the joke one day early. On Friday, an article was released saying that Moss "signed" a contract with the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League.
According to the ESPN FC site, however, Moss doesn't have any plans to leave his current analyst position for a return to professional sports.
He put on his famous No. 84 jersey along with a pair of goalkeeper gloves, and mugged: 'You see the name on the back. It's real. It's official.'
But as much fun as it would be to believe, sadly it's neither real nor official, but simply an early April Fools' Day joke, the club confirmed.
The biggest clue? The sentences of the news release all start with the letters A-P-R-I-L-F-O-O-L-S.
A look at potential Vikings needs in the NFL Draft
Now that we're into April, Andrew Krammer of the *Star Tribune *took some time to assess what he feels the Vikings biggest needs are in the fast-approaching 2017 NFL Draft.
Krammer pin-pointed five positions and ranked them according to priority. He opined that offensive line remains Minnesota's biggest focus heading into the draft:
Even after signing two starting tackles in Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers during free agency, the Vikings still need both a starter (right guard) and developmental prospects at guard and tackle. This year's draft is considered stronger for interior offensive linemen as players like Taylor Moton (Western Michigan), Dan Feeney (Indiana) or Forrest Lamp (Western Kentucky) could help the Vikings fill another hole in the O-line.
Krammer listed running back second, defensive tackle third, outside linebacker fourth and tight end fifth. He wrote the following of the linebacker position:**
*Only five Vikings linebackers are under contract after the departures of Chad Greenway and Audie Cole. They'll likely make their young group even younger after Greenway played about 40 percent of snaps last season in the base defense. Emmanuel Lamur is an internal candidate to take Greenway's weak-side role, though another competitor or two should be added to *