FOXBORO — The situation involving Randy Moss and the Vikings continues to get curiouser and curiouser.
On the heels of his melancholy press conference after Sunday’s game where he talked about how much he missed playing for the Patriots and took the coaching staff on his new team to task, the wide receiver was reportedly waived by Minnesota on Monday, with coach Brad Childress breaking the news to his players in a Monday meeting.
However, Moss wasn’t present at the meeting, having not flown back to Minnesota with the team after Sunday’s game in Foxboro. In addition, as of late Monday afternoon, Moss reportedly hadn’t been informed by Childress that he had been cut. Making this whole thing even more bizarre is the news that the NFL waiver wire indicated that as of Monday, Moss had not yet been placed on waivers.
However, Moss’s agent Joel Segal added some clarity to things on Monday night...
In his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered very little on the subject of the Vikings' waiving of former Patriot Randy Moss, but did re-iterate that both Moss and the Patriots have plenty of respect for one another.
"I can't comment on any other teams' transactions or players," Belichick said multiple times during the interview. Vikings coach Brad Childress told players on Monday morning that the team had decided to move on from the receiver, who used his post-game press conference after Sunday's game to compliment the Patriots and Belichick.
The Patriots traded Moss, who had 50 touchdown receptions in his time in New England, to the Vikings four games into the season. Belichick said that there was no bad blood as two saw one another as opponents on Sunday.
"I talked to Randy after the game as well," Belichick said. "Look, Randy...
WALTHAM -- Jermaine O’Neal admitted following practice on Monday that he’s been a disappointment so far, in part because of injuries that have affected his conditioning.
“It’s been challenging," O'Neal said of his slew of injuries. "Obviously, the hamstring, the back a little bit, the wrist, now the knee so it’s been extremely disappointing for me so far. But obviously, trials and tribulations will make you stronger and you have to take that as you never can be successful if you don’t fail. So far, I haven’t been able do things out there that I want to do out there."
The 31-year-old O'Neal, who practiced with the first team and will play on Tuesday in Detroit, was signed in early July to a two-year, $12 million deal. He played in the first two games, scoring just three points, before swelling in his left knee sidelined him for the game against the Knicks last Friday...
With Randy Moss being waived by the Vikings on Monday, there is a chance that the Patriots would have a shot to bring the controversial receiver back to New England. If the Pats have the opportunity, should they welcome him back? Cast your vote in our poll at the It Is What It Is blog.
Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings have decided to waive wide receiver Randy Moss. The news comes a day after the Patriots beat Minnesota, 28-18, where Moss finished with one catch for eight yards. After the contest, the former New England receiver delivered a memorable postgame press monologue where he spoke nostalgically of his time with the Patriots and called Patriots coach Bill Belichick “the best coach in football history.”
“This is no disrespect to the Minnesota Vikings and their organization — the captains, Wilfork, Tommy Boy, Kevin Faulk, I miss them guys. I miss the team,” Moss said on Sunday. “I know what they're doing, success they had on the field with the running game. I kind of know what type of feeling is in their locker room and I want to be able to tell they guys that I miss the hell out of them, every last helmet in that locker room.”
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