Although the Washington Redskins re-signed veteran wide receiver Santana Moss to a one-year deal worth $1.02 million back in March, there are many who believe Moss has played his last down with the Redskins, at least in the regular season. That signals that Moss could be among the final cuts.
Moss has obviously taken a few steps back and the Redskins made a huge addition to their receiver group, signing former Philadelphia Eagles’ star DesSean Jackson. They also added former Arizona Cardinals’ receiver Andre Roberts.
However, Rich Tandler of Real Redskins believes Moss could indeed make the team next season.
I’ll have more on this at some point over the weekend but if you think that Santana Moss is a goner come September, think again. I asked Jay Gruden about him and the coach said, “I like having guys like that, veteran guys who are great examples for rookies and also can help you win in big games.” Sounds like a pretty strong endorsement to me.
Moss is clearly not the player he once was, but he showed that he can still be fairly productive if he’s healthy. Moss made 42 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns and played in all 16 games for the Redskins last season. In his career, he has 722 receptions for 10,167 yards and 66 touchdowns. 2014 will be Moss’ 14th year in the NFL. He spent his first four seasons with the New York Jets, who selected the former Miami Hurricanes’ star with the 16th-overall pick in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, before joining the Redskins.