Four games. That is what the Minnesota Vikings got from Randy Moss in exchange for the third-round draft pick they traded to the New England Patriots.
The NFL Network reported that Moss has been waived by the Vikings, a move that one source said is the work of coach Brad Childress and Childress alone. The Vikings have yet to make an official announcement, but the league is abuzz about where Moss could land. He must clear waivers, and there is a good possibility some team will put in a claim for him.
It’s interesting because just this morning Childress said that he granted Moss permission to remain in the Boston area following Sunday’s game to see family. Childress said Moss would return on Wednesday. Obviously, if Moss was waived, that story is complete baloney. Childress should have said Moss was free to do whatever the hell he wanted to, he just wasn’t welcome with the Vikings.
Moss had glowing remarks for the Patriots organization after Sunday’s loss, and was critical of the Vikings coaches. Apparently, critical enough to seal his fate. In case you are wondering, the Patriots are 32nd in the waiver process this week. Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Miami and Seattle could make plays for Moss. The Dolphins would be blocking a Moss return to the Patriots.
Wonder how Brett Favre feels about this move?
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