Santana Moss WR WAS Jun 06 '78

Santana Moss has not overtaken Brandon Banks as the Redskins' punt returner.

After losing 15 pounds and being demoted to slot duties, Moss requested an opportunity to help out as a punt returner. He handled two punts in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, returning them for 24 yards. Said Moss, "...if [Brandon] Banks ever stubs his toe, you can count on me."

Santana Moss WR WAS Jun 05 '78

Santana Moss caught his only target for a four-yard touchdown in the Redskins preseason game on Saturday.

Moss worked as the No. 3 wide receiver and saw action as a punt returner early on in the game. He wraps up the preseason with just two catches for 20 yards. As Joe Theisman pointed out, Moss is no longer a "wide" receiver, but rather strictly a slot guy. He'll head into the season behind Pierre Garcon and Leonard Hankerson and is worth no more than a late-round flier.

Santana Moss WR WAS May 24 '78

Santana Moss remains locked into the slot receiver job.

After slimming down to 189 pounds and regaining some quickness, the 5'10" Moss fits naturally in the slot. He projects to bounce back off last year's per-game averages of 3.8 catches and 48.6 yards. Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan are battling for one outside receiver spot opposite impressive Pierre Garcon.

Santana Moss WR WAS May 07 '78

Santana Moss opened training camp in the slot, with Josh Morgan as the "Y" receiver and Pierre Garcon as the "Z."

"Right now, I'm a slot guy," said Moss. "It's something I've played the last few years here, but I'll probably be playing it more." Leonard Hankerson is currently fourth on the depth chart. We expect Moss to finish behind Garcon as the Redskins' second-most productive receiver.

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Santana Moss showed up to Redskins training camp weighing in at 189 pounds.

Universally considered to be out of shape playing in the 200s last season, Moss set about to refine his conditioning this offseason. It could pay dividends for an aging receiver losing separation skills. Rotoworld's Chris Wesseling still likes Moss to lead the Redskins in 2012 receiving as the flanker and slot receiver. We all expect Moss to win the starting job opposite Pierre Garcon.

Santana Moss WR WAS Apr 01 '78

After talking with Redskins coaches, ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano believes Santana Moss still "retains a chance" to be the team's No. 1 receiver in 2012.

After widespread post-free agency speculation that Moss' roster spot was no longer secure, Graziano originally believed the veteran would be limited to slot duties. Upon hearing from from coaches, he came away with the impression that Moss is projected as the starter opposite Pierre Garcon. With a late 10th-round ADP, Moss is shaping up as one the draft's biggest bargains this summer.

Santana Moss WR WAS Mar 26 '78

Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan noted that Santana Moss entered offseason practices "possessed" this year.

The coaching staff challenged Moss to play at a lighter weight to regain explosiveness and quickness, and Moss responded by streamlining his body and lighting up OTAs. Pierre Garcon may be the chic fantasy pick among Redskins receivers, but Moss is shaping up as the best value.

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Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan referred to Santana Moss as one of the NFL's "premier slot receivers" after Wednesday's minicamp practice.

If Shanahan's comment didn't already, the Washington Examiner's John Keim confirms Moss' roster spot is safe. Moss took his offseason conditioning seriously, reported in tip-top shape after a 15-pound weight loss, and is running as a starter in pre-camp workouts. He'll likely be the Skins' third receiver this year.

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Santana Moss "flashed" during last week's full-squad drills, "consistently getting separation over the middle on short and intermediate routes," according to the Washington Times.

Beat writer Rich Campbell notes that Moss looked like "the Santana of old with his quick-burst movements." Campbell adds the caveat that it was only practice, but Moss is starting to look like not only a good bet to make the final roster but to start over Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan opposite Pierre Garcon.

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CSN Washington's Rich Tandler expects both Santana Moss and Chris Cooley to make the Redskins' 53-man roster.

Tandler lists both on the roster bubble, but thinks their veteran presence will be key in Robert Griffin III's development. Moss is set to make $2.65 million and is fourth on the wide receiver depth chart. Cooley is due $3.8 million and has lost his starting job to Fred Davis. Moss is the better bet of the two to stick, but Washington's cap situation is very tight, so it wouldn't be shocking to see both players moving on.