Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Randy Moss was waived by the Vikings on Monday just weeks after Minnesota traded a third-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for the receiver.
Vikings players said Monday that coach Brad Childress told them that Moss “is no longer with us.”
Moss will be on waivers for the next 24 hours. The Patriots, who own the NFL’s best record, would only have a chance to claim Moss if the NFL’s other 31 teams pass. If Moss isn’t claimed he will be free to sign with any team.
Moss’ exit from Minnesota was first reported by the NFL Network.
Following the Vikings’ 28-18 loss to the Patriots, the Vikings receiver announced that he would not be answering any more questions from the media for the rest of the season.
Moss had not spoken to reporters since Oct. 13, taking a $25,000 fine from the NFL for failing to cooperate with the media. The money didn’t sway him to open up last week in the days leading up to his return to New England, which traded him to the Vikings on Oct. 6.
“I got fined $25,000 for not speaking to you all. Me, personally, I really don’t care,” Moss said. “But at the same time, I do answer questions throughout the week. For the league to fine me $25,000, I’m not going to answer any more questions for the rest of this year. If it’s going to be an interview, I’m going to conduct [it]. … I’ll ask myself the questions, then give y’all the answers. So from here on out, I’m not answering any more questions for the rest of this season.”
In four games with the Vikings, Moss had 13 receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings were 1-3 in those games, including Sunday’s 28-18 loss at New England.