Moss is owed roughly $3 million in salary if he is claimed. If he goes unclaimed, then the Vikings are responsible for his full salary and Moss would become an unrestricted free agent eligible to sign with any club.
Contrary to some reports, some people in the Vikings front office knew head coach Brad Childress intended to waive Moss, but word might not have trickled up to team owner Zygi Wilf, NFL.com insider Steve Wyche reported Tuesday, according to a team source. Childress has control over team personnel decisions for the 53-man roster.
The source noted that Moss' behavior both in the locker room and after Sunday's loss at New England was a key factor in Childress' decision.