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Minnesota Vikings release Randy Moss [Updated]

November 1, 2010 | 12:49 pm

Moss_225 The Minnesota Vikings have waived receiver Randy Moss. Linebacker Ben Leber says Coach Brad Childress informed the team that Moss had been let go during a team meeting Monday afternoon.

The NFL Network first reported the Vikings waived Moss, but team officials have not confirmed the news.

Moss had one catch for 8 yards in a loss to the Patriots and said in Sunday night's postgame news conference that he admired the Patriots, but was critical of the Vikings' coaching.

[Updated at 1:01 p.m.: Vikings Coach Brad Childress said earlier Monday that Moss was staying back in the Boston area after the game to spend time with family. Childress said he did not regret acquiring him “at the moment.”

Childress did not mention the roster move during his news conference.

The Vikings acquired Moss from the Patriots a month ago for a third-round draft pick. He played in four games for the Vikings and had 13 catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns.]

-- Associated Press

Photo: Patriots coach Bill Belichick hugs Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss after New England's 28-18 win Sunday. Credit: Winslow Townson / Associated Press