Randy Moss has officially been waived by the Minnesota Vikings, just weeks after they traded a third-round draft choice to the New England Patriots in exchange for the receiver.
The Vikings cut him following a 10-point loss to the Patriots, and linebacker Ben Leber told the Star Tribune that head coach Brad Childress didn't provide a legitimate reason why the seven-time Pro Bowler was let go.
This move is certainly a head-scratcher, and it leaves both sides in a very sticky situation.
Moss will have to wait until 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday to be picked up and will be forced to undergo the standard waiver-wire procedure, which gives the worst team in the league the highest priority.
That said, the Bills will get the first crack at claiming Moss' $6.4 million contract, and the procedure will end with the Patriots, who currently own the league's best record at 6-1.
If no team decides to pick him up, he will have the opportunity to choose the team he'd wish to join.
According to various league sources, the Cowboys, Redskins, Bears, Rams, Dolphins, Raiders, Chiefs, Seahawks, Jets and Patriots are all teams who have possible interest in acquiring the wideout.
In my opinion, the team with the best chance stands to be the Seattle Seahawks, who've been actively pursuing a star player at the position for a while now.
While he has had a slow start to the 2010 season (22 receptions for 313 yards and five TD), Moss is still a premier talent and one of the greatest receivers of all time. His ability to lift the top off coverage still supplies offenses with big-play ability, and he can definitely perform at a high level.
However, some of the character issues that have arisen lately could pose a red flag for several teams.
Nonetheless, I would be absolutely stunned to see Moss available on the market for much longer.