The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly waived receiver Randy Moss, whom the team acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots in early October.
Moss caught one pass in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots and after the game he questioned the Vikings’ strategy and coaching staff. According to Michael Lombardi, Moss didn’t return with the team to Minneapolis after the game and the Vikings decided to waive him today.
After yesterday’s loss, Moss openly expressed his anger towards the coaching staff, who he says didn’t pay attention to his advice about stopping his former team.
“The bad part about it, you have six days to prepare for a team, and on the seventh day, that Sunday, meaning today, I guess they come over to me and say, ‘Dang Moss, you was right about a couple of plays and a couple of schemes they were going to run,’ ” Moss said. “It hurts as a player (when) you put a lot of hard work in all week, toward the end of the week, Sunday, when you get on the field, that’s when they acknowledge the hard work you put in throughout the week. That’s actually a disappointment.”
Moss will now be subject to the waiver wire, where the NFL’s worst team, the Buffalo Bills, will have the first opportunity to claim him.
The Patriots received a third-round pick for Moss, who played four games for the Vikings.
The Vikings are 2-5 and tied with the Detroit Lions for third in the NFC North.