'Best interests of Minnesota Vikings' (?!)

OK then. We close Monday's installment in Theatre of the Absurd with an official statement about a roster move the Minnesota Vikings have not yet confirmed.

That's right. As we all know by now, the Vikings informed receiver Randy Moss at some point Monday morning that he would be waived. They have not yet executed the roster move, but coach Brad Childress released a statement Monday evening that read:

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

The statement wipes out any speculation that an internal struggle could lead to the Vikings rescinding this decision, a long-shot scenario we shot down earlier Monday. I look forward to the time when Childress makes himself available to explain why this move was in the team's best interests.

Have a pleasant evening.