Tice: 'We're pretty excited'

Updated: October 29, 2004, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss was upgraded to probable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after participating in an entire practice for the first time in nearly two weeks.

Randy Moss
Wide Receiver
Minnesota Vikings
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
26 394 8 15.2 50 81

"That's big," coach Mike Tice said Friday. "We're pretty excited."

Moss, who strained his right hamstring in a win at New Orleans on Oct. 17, made a token start last week against Tennessee but played just two snaps as a decoy. He is expected to play a larger role against the Giants on Sunday, but won't be at full strength for at least two more weeks.

The five-time Pro Bowler leads the Vikings with 394 yards receiving and eight touchdowns this season. He's tied with running back Mewelde Moore for the team lead in receptions with 26.

Moss has played in 102 consecutive games.

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