Eden Prairie, Minn. Just four weeks ago, Randy Moss gushed about returning to Minnesota. He felt fortunate to return to his first team and was looking forward to seeing those purple No. 84 jerseys again.
One day after Moss’ rant following a loss at New England, the happy reunion was over.
Vikings players confirmed Monday that coach Brad Childress informed them during a team meeting that the wide receiver had been released.
Seattle banged up
Renton, Wash. — Five Seattle starters suffered injuries Sunday that make them question marks for next Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
Topping the list was a “slight” concussion suffered by quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and a significant knee injury to defensive end Red Bryant.
Starting defensive tackle Colin Cole has an ankle sprain that makes the Seahawks even thinner up front with tackle Brandon Mebane having missed the previous three games due to a calf injury.
Cornerbacks Kelly Jennings (hamstring) and Walter Thurmond (concussion) both were inactive on Sunday.
Offensively, the Seahawks face major depth questions on the line and at receiver. Left guard Ben Hamilton suffered a “pretty significant” concussion against Oakland, while tackle Tyler Polumbus, the replacement for rookie tackle Russell Okung, has a sprained knee.
Falcons CB ailing
Flowery Branch, Ga. — Atlanta coach Mike Smith doesn’t know if Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson will be cleared to return to practice this week.
Robinson and Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson both sustained concussions and left the game following a helmet-to-helmet hit Robinson made on a pass attempt in the Falcons’ Oct. 17 loss at Philadelphia.
Cards’ QB up in air
Tempe, Ariz. — Derek Anderson could be back at starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals after a second rough outing in a row for rookie Max Hall.
Speaking at his Monday news conference, Ken Whisenhunt declined to pick a starter for Sunday’s game at Minnesota, but his experiment with the undrafted Hall went from ugly to unbearable in Sunday’s 38-35 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Giants C sprains foot
East Rutherford, N.J. — New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara is battling a sprained right foot and his status is uncertain for Sunday’s game at Seattle.