Vikings release Moss after less than a month

by Andrew Baker

The Vikings have released wide receiver Randy Moss after signing him less than a month ago, the NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi reported Monday via Twitter

Lombardi said Vikings head coach Brad Childress told the team in a meeting Monday that Moss, who did not travel back to Minnesota with the team following its 28-18 loss at New England on Sunday, had been waived by the team.

Vikings linebacker Ben Leber confirmed the news, according to multiple reports.

Following the loss, Moss gave a bizarre press conference in which he reportedly wore a Boston Red Sox cap, praising the Patriots and criticizing the Vikings coaching staff for not listening to advice he gave them on how to beat New England, his former team.

In exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2011, the Patriots traded Moss in October to the Vikings, who originally took a chance on the rookie from Marshall with a history of legal problems when they drafted him 21st overall in 1998.

In his second stint with the Vikings, Moss played four games, catching 13 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns.

Moss caught one pass for 8 yards against the Patriots on Sunday.