NFL Pop Quiz: how many NFL players have played in 17 regular season games?

Acquired via trade from New England, wide receiver RANDY MOSS returns to Minnesota where he spent the first seven years of his career (1998-2004).  With the Patriots on a bye this week and the Vikings returning from a bye, Moss has a chance to become the ??? player since the bye was instituted in 1990 to play in 17 regular-season games in a season.

Answer after the jump.

Moss will become the 6th player to play in 17 regular season games assuming he does not miss one for the Vikings from here on out.

The players who appeared in 17 regular-season games in a season since the bye was instituted in 1990:

1993 Chris Singleton New England-Miami 17
1995 Dexter Carter New York Jets-San Francisco 17
2004 Jerry Rice Oakland-Seattle 17
2004 Micah Ross San Diego-Carolina 17
2009 Will Witherspoon St. Louis-Philadelphia 17

Jerry Rice and Randy Moss have a lot in common. I bet you didn’t realize they could have that in common too.


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