Childress plans to waive Randy Moss

Despite not addressing the matter an hour earlier during his Monday press conference, Vikings players are confirming that Brad Childress has informed them that Randy Moss won't be with the team. The Vikings were expected to place Moss on waivers, less than a month after trading a third-round pick for him, but that move wasn't made official Monday.

Vikings players are confirming that the Vikings intend to waive Randy Moss, a day after he had a bizarre press conference in which he heaped praise on the team that beat his Vikings and his only mention of the local team and media was to criticize his coach for not going for a field goal and his teammates and coaches for not implementing his advice on how to beat the Patriots and the media by saying he wouldn't answer any questions the rest of the season.

At his Monday press conference, before the news was breaking, head coach Brad Childress made no mention of the pending release despite being asked numerous questions concerning Moss' comments and his standing with the team. Childress was asked point blank if, given his limited production, dour attitude and strange one-man news conference Sunday if he regretted bringing Moss in.

"Do I regret acquiring him? Not at present I don't, no," Childress said.

Asked if he had seen Moss Monday, Childress said he stayed behind in Boston after the game.

"I have not seen him," Childress said. "I allowed him to stay back there and visit with his family since he's from there. He'll be back here Wednesday morning, Tuesday night."

It hasn't taken long for Moss to combust in both New England and Minnesota. As of Monday, nothing was official, but Childress confirmed his intent with in a statement released more than seven hours after the news broke.

"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 in a statement. "We wish Randy the best as he moves forward in his career."

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