Randy Moss Waived By Minnesota Vikings
The move comes just three weeks after the team traded a third-round pick to acquire the star receiver from the New England Patriots.
Moss spent 52 games with the Patriots before being sent back to Minnesota, where he began his career in 1998. He lasted just four games in Minnesota before the team decided to cut ties with him following a 28-18 loss to his former team, the Patriots, on Sunday afternoon.
In four games with the Vikings, Moss caught 13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns, but his apparent lack of effort and nonchalant attitude may have been the final straw.
One play in particular is being brought into question by many fans and analysts alike. On the drive that eventually led to Brett Favre being knocked out of the game, Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather received a pass interference call while covering Moss on a pass down the field. Although the Vikings got the ball on the Pats' nine-yard line, it looked like Moss should have still been able to easily catch the pass even after the interference call.
Though the Vikings eventually scored a touchdown following a Tarvaris Jackson pass to Naufahu Tahi, Brett Favre never would have taken the shot to the chin that he did three plays later if Moss would have given more effort and caught that touchdown pass.
Moss was emotional in the postgame press conference, where he talked about missing specific members of the New England Patriots roster and coaching staff.
With Moss now available through waivers, it is almost certain that some team will give him another opportunity this season. Though there is certainly emotional baggage that comes along with him, Randy Moss is one of the game’s most explosive playmakers and his 153 career receiving touchdowns place him second all time, behind only the great Jerry Rice.
So where might Randy Moss land? Check out this list of the Top 10 Destinations for Randy Moss.
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