Santana Moss WR WAS May 20 '12
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.
Santana Moss WR WAS May 06 '12
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Santana Moss is in "excellent shape" and 15 pounds lighter.
Moss' roster spot was expected to be in jeopardy after the team added Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon to the mix. Things are looking up now, however, after Moss reported in good shape in addition to the team cutting Jabar Gaffney. Moss is expected to compete for reps with Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan behind Pierre Garcon.
Santana Moss WR WAS May 02 '12
John Keim of the Washington Examiner suspects that Santana Moss' role and roster spot may depend on his conditioning entering camp.
"The key for Moss is to have a really good offseason," Keim said. "They weren't pleased with him last year. ... He wasn't in the best shape of his career, I'll say that." Moss is expected to be no more than the Redskins' No. 3/slot receiver, leaving him off the 2012 fantasy draft radar behind Pierre Garcon and Leonard Hankerson. Moss could also be released in late August.
Santana Moss WR WAS Mar 14 '12
The Washington Times suggests Santana Moss will have a "difficult" time fitting onto the Redskins after Wednesday's acquisitions of Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon, and flirtations with free agent Eddie Royal.
Beat writer Rich Campbell also notes that the Redskins would save $2.83 million under the salary cap if they released Moss and designated him as a post-June 1 cut. Moss no longer appears to have a spot in Washington's three-receiver sets, and he doesn't contribute on special teams. (Same goes for Jabar Gaffney.) Don't look for Moss to be on the Redskins' roster in 2012.
Santana Moss WR WAS Jan 27 '12
The Washington Post suggests that Santana Moss lacks "the quickness and explosiveness to get open consistently" going on age 33.
Moss returned from hand surgery in Week 12 of the 2011 regular season and failed to clear 50 yards in all but one of the final six games. OC Kyle Shanahan confirmed that the Skins will eyeball playmaking wideouts this offseason. "We do need to make more plays," Mike's son said. "The one thing that hurt us the most was every touchdown pass we made was caught in the end zone. There wasn't one that was caught outside the end zone and ran in until Week 16 when (RB Roy) Helu caught that screen versus Philly."
Santana Moss WR WAS Dec 18 '11
Santana Moss caught two passes for 40 yards with a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 15 win over the Giants.
Operating almost exclusively out of the slot, Moss took advantage of confusion in the Giants' secondary for a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter. After that, the Redskins jumped out to a sizable lead and managed the game. Moss ended up with just five targets, behind Jabar Gaffney's nine. He'll be a WR3 option once again when the Redskins face the Vikings' miserable secondary in Week 16.
Santana Moss WR WAS Dec 17 '11
According to the Detroit News, Santana Moss owes the IRS over $258,000 in back taxes.
Moss allegedly never paid income tax on his $1.9 million 2006 salary. After signing a three-year deal that included $6 million guaranteed in July, Moss should be able to get right with the friendly folks at the Internal Revenue Service rather quickly.
Santana Moss WR WAS Dec 11 '11
Santana Moss caught three balls for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 14 loss to the Patriots.
He led the Skins with nine targets. A late-game target was actually the clincher for New England, as Moss let Rex Grossman's pass slip through his hands in heavy traffic and into the waiting arms of Jerod Mayo. Moss will still be a recommended WR3 when the Redskins take on the Giants in Week 15.
Santana Moss WR WAS Dec 06 '11
Santana Moss led the Redskins receivers with 64-of-72 snaps in Week 13.
The rest of the 'Skins receivers: Jabar Gaffney 58, Donte' Stallworth 20, David Anderson 19, Anthony Armstrong 11, Niles Paul 2. Moss also drew 12 targets to Gaffney's zero against the Jets. Moss is locked in as Rex Grossman's top target and a viable WR3 against the Patriots' leaky secondary in Week 14.