After Randy Moss spent his post-game “self-interview” blowing kisses to the team that just traded him, he’s now been waived by the Minnesota Vikings:
NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reports that the Vikings waived Moss on Monday. At his Monday press conference, Vikings coach Brad Childress mentioned that he allowed Moss to stay back in Boston for a few days before re-joining the team. It looks like he can stay there.
We have no reason to believe the story is not true, but PFT can report via a league source that Moss is not yet aware that he’s been released.
Moss would now be subject to leave waiver rules and could be claimed by any team. (To clarify, even veterans are subject to the waiver process after the trading deadline. Think Chris Chambers last year.)
The Bills would have the first crack at him because they have the worst record. Any team claiming Moss would have to pay the rest of his $6.4 million base salary. If Moss goes unclaimed — a distinct possibility we’ll know by 4PM Tuesday — the Vikings owe him the rest of this contract.
That was unexpectedly sudden. I’m not saying it wasn’t the correct move, just that I didn’t think Childress would pull the trigger this fast.