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As The Season Continues Its Downward Spiral, Vikings Waive Randy Moss

Moss would rather be in New England.

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.


Monty McMahon

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  1. mike r November 1, 2010

    I love it! Great job Vikes.

  2. iltarion November 1, 2010


    Minnie Favre Lickers are now into trading 3rd round picks just so Brent can throw his 500th TD to his favorite WR. Hahaha… Hilarious.

    Remember the day the Vikes acquired Moss? Viking fans were calling Super Bowl and Packer fans were ripping on TT for not spending his draft picks for players.

    Well, Minnie goes 1-3 with Moss and then waives him. They get no refund on their 3rd rounder. Sure hope that 3rd rounder doesn’t end up being a player like a Troy Polumalu. Who knows? That pick could have been a safety who cemented their defense for years.


    This is great stuff.

  3. PackerBaker November 1, 2010

    First the Pack take it to Rex Ryan and the Jets in New York now the Vikes show how completely and utterly pathetic they are. This is a great day for Packer Nation!

    I know how much criticism this will take, and how unlikely it is, but wouldn’t it be great to see Moss in a Packer uniform going against the Vikes and beating them in their own home!! Be nice to have Moss and Jennings as two nice deep threats! I know it won’t happen but that would really send the Vikes and their fans into a new world of despair.

  4. Matt November 1, 2010

    I agree it would be awesome to see Moss in green and gold. you know he’d pump it up with a qb like rodgers throwing to him, but yeah it prolly won’t happen. I love Jennings but the Pack could really use a beast of a receiver like CalJohn, Andre, or Moss.

    And as much as this website has criticized McCarthy’s coaching, at least he’s not nearly as bad as Childress!! HAHAHAHA!!!! this has got to go down as one of the worst trade deals in nfl history. give up a 3rd rnd pick for practically nothin!!! FUCKING LOVE IT!!! WEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jurgens November 1, 2010

    Um, guys, Randy Moss is… how do I put this… FUCKING CRAZY.
    His antics this season are exactly why GMs like Ted Thompson won’t touch him. We might have a good thing going now, no need to bring him in.

  6. Jeremy November 1, 2010

    Where’s all of the venomous backlash against TT now?

  7. PackerBaker November 1, 2010

    It isn’t that hard to understand why Moss hated it in Minnesota. Putting all criticism aside Moss did actually keep his mouth shut in New England for quite awhile. He wasn’t really outspoken and the Old Randy Moss until earlier this year.

    I still don’t think if Moss was to come to Green Bay he’d be that big of a cancer. I do think he would enjoy playing with a team of this caliber and would excel.

    The Vikings are a mess from top to bottom. Favre, Moss, Childress. There is more egos in that one sentence than there is in all of Green Bay combined. It was a recipe for disaster. Moss needs to be with A) a good QB, which Favre clearly no longer is, B) A winning team and C) someone who can at least handle moss which might be too much for McCarthy, but who knows.

    Won’t happen anyways.

    1. Cheesybrat November 2, 2010

      Moss wouldnt work in the Packers offensive system and heres why, if you brought Moss in it would merely be take the double team away from Jennings and to shift the defensive alignment away from the rest of the receivers. While that would sound like a dream scenario we have all seen what happens when Moss doesnt get targeted, he has not proven to be a team player as was evident this year with both the Pats and Vikes. Sure you might be able to buy his silence for awhile but you would have to ante up and sign him to a contract extension first. This alone is the dealbreaker however cause we have seen players in our own clubhouse that deserve to be paid having outperformed their curent contract or are in a contract year and are worth more consideration than a guy that eventually will become unhappy and cost the team its long term relevance.

  8. iltarion November 1, 2010

    Hey, if there are no draft picks involved and the price tag isn’t too steep, then don’t doubt it, TT will take a look at it.

    As a Packer fan, I say we didn’t need his ass here in 2007 and we sure as hell don’t need him here now.

    Just like when he went to MN, people will wrongly assume that having Moss here would equate to wins. It wouldn’t, and I’d rather be 10-6 without him than 11-5 with him.

  9. chitter November 1, 2010

    There is no chance in hell he comes to Green Bay and we don’t want him. Also, I’d be really surprised if the Pats take him back. The guy is a straight-up quitter. Unless Belichick and Moss orchestrated this from the get-go (don’t put it past them), then there is no way he ends up back in New England. He’s a malcontent and a cancer. Let him play part-time for someone else.

  10. Madcity Packer Fan November 1, 2010

    My guess is he will get picked up by a shitty team and be ever more unhappy than he was in Minnesota. Either way that is good news for us that he didn’t work out in Minnesota. My guess is the Bills or Cowboys will pick him up.

  11. Cheesybrat November 2, 2010

    The Packers may have lost a couple battles last year against the old fart, but everyone knew eventually his time would come and go sooner than later. The ego and the drama that Brent brings just isnt worth the investment of any team looking to be formidable for any length of time. Kuddos to the Packers orginization for recognizing and taking action rather than let it rip our team apart. Also where are all those now that believed TT should have traded AJ Hawk for Lynch. After the draft everyone was talking about the lack of depth we had at LB yet when Grant went down for the season all anybody wanted this team to do was trade Hawk from a thin LB group in order to bolster the run game. Sure we would all like to see more of a run game but Hawk for anybody would have been a mistake and now that he is in the starting lineup just look how well he has stepped up, he is becoming the leader this team thought he could be when they drafted him. In conclusion I would have to say although there were those battles that we lost last year, TT is proving that the Packers will win the WAR!!!!!

  12. Fresno DUI Lawyer November 2, 2010

    I think Moss’s most productive first few years as a Viking was when he had Chris Carter around to keep him in line