Brad Childress Confirms Randy Moss Release in Statement
"This decision was made based on what we thought was in the best interests of the Minnesota Vikings, both in the short and long term," Childress said. "We wish Randy the best as he moves forward in his career."
Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network first reported early Monday afternoon that the Vikings would release Moss, one day after the veteran wide receiver ranted about Minnesota's game plan in a Week 8 loss at New England. But the waiver-wide deadline of 4 p.m. ET came and went Monday without Moss on it, leading to speculation that Minnesota was backtracking on its decision.
Childress' statement almost certainly means that Moss will be placed on waivers before Tuesday's deadline, opening a 24-hour window during which the other 31 teams in the league can place a claim on Moss.
Moss' agent, Joel Segal, told the Associated Press that a "technicality" led to the delay in Moss being released.
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