Vikings Reportedly Disagree About Randy Moss Release
Through the uncertainty of Moss' future Monday, it seemed there was conflict within the Vikings about whether or not Moss should be released. Reports are emerging of just that.
It seems Childress is firmly behind the move, telling the team during a Monday meeting about the impending roster move. At a Monday press conference, he failed to stick up for Moss when asked if he regretted trading for him. Yet Childress' boss, owner Zygi Wilf, was reportedly "not happy" about the decision.
Neither, apparently, was Percy Harvin, who was reportedly "livid" about Moss' release. Harvin, who like Moss is represented by Joel Segal and benefited from the distraction Moss proved for defenses, is a key player the Vikings don't want to upset. But Harvin's opinion isn't unanimous within the locker room, as some players reportedly nodded approval when told the news by Childress.
"We want good people that are good football players, and this just doesn't fit," he reportedly said to his players. This comes on the heels of a report that Moss berated the service that catered the post-practice meal so bad last week that it had an anonymous player saying, "he deserved to be cut after that."
Obviously, division in the locker room and among the coaches and team executives is not something a team already in crisis mode benefits from.
Once officially waived, Moss will be eligible to be claimed. The deadline for the Vikings to waive him is 4 p.m. ET Tuesday. If Moss clears waivers, he will become an unrestricted free agent.