Vikings waive Moss

Update: NFL.com’s Michael Lombardi is reporting that the Vikings have waived wide receiver Randy Moss.

Fantasy Impact: Randy Moss’ second tenure in Minnesota lasted less than four weeks and was unfulfilling for both team and player. Moss pretty much sealed his fate in the week leading up to Sunday’s Vikings-Patriots game by refusing to speak to the Minneapolis media while answering questions from the Boston/New England press, was held to a mere one catch for eight yards as the Vikings lost 28-18, and after the game informed the Minneapolis media that all public statements the future Hall of Fame wideout will make this season will come whenever he decides to and not at scheduled press conferences, and in this apparently final press conference gushed over Bill Belichick and the Patriot franchise, while displaying allegiance to the New England area by sporting a Boston Red Sox hat. As for where Moss goes from here, I would say the Redskins. Washington pursued Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson in the offseason, aggressively but fruitlessly, and has failed to generate much production from the position so far this season. The Skins also have a bye this week which would give Moss extra time to acclimate himself to Mike and Kyle Shanahan’s system as well as to quarterback Donovan McNabb, who by the way, could use a boost in support and confidence which an elite receiver could help bring, after being benched in the final two minutes of Sunday’s 37-25 loss to the Lions in favor of Rex Grossman (yes, that Rex Grossman). In my mind, that’s the only destination I could see as Moss’ at this point. It’s hard to find a team that is willing to pay top-dollar for a player who is past his prime and has a propensity to take plays off when he gets frustrated from not having enough balls thrown his way while seeing a marquee signing at the wide receiver position as the one major obstacle between any such team and a championship at this point in the season.

Vikings waive Moss

Update: NFL.com’s Michael Lombardi is reporting that the Vikings have waived wide receiver Randy Moss.

Fantasy Impact: Randy Moss’ second tenure in Minnesota lasted less than four weeks and was unfulfilling for both team and player. Moss pretty much sealed his fate in the week leading up to Sunday’s Vikings-Patriots game by refusing to speak to the Minneapolis media while answering questions from the Boston/New England press, was held to a mere one catch for eight yards as the Vikings lost 28-18, and after the game informed the Minneapolis media that all public statements the future Hall of Fame wideout will make this season will come whenever he decides to and not at scheduled press conferences, and in this apparently final press conference gushed over Bill Belichick and the Patriot franchise, while displaying allegiance to the New England area by sporting a Boston Red Sox hat. As for where Moss goes from here, I would say the Redskins. Washington pursued Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson in the offseason, aggressively but fruitlessly, and has failed to generate much production from the position so far this season. The Skins also have a bye this week which would give Moss extra time to acclimate himself to Mike and Kyle Shanahan’s system as well as to quarterback Donovan McNabb, who by the way, could use a boost in support and confidence which an elite receiver could help bring, after being benched in the final two minutes of Sunday’s 37-25 loss to the Lions in favor of Rex Grossman (yes, that Rex Grossman). In my mind, that’s the only destination I could see as Moss’ at this point. It’s hard to find a team that is willing to pay top-dollar for a player who is past his prime and has a propensity to take plays off when he gets frustrated from not having enough balls thrown his way while seeing a marquee signing at the wide receiver position as the one major obstacle between any such team and a championship at this point in the season.