Tandler: ‘Surprising’ Redskins Are Considering New Contract for Moss
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Redskins have had contract discussions with 34-year-old receiver Santana Moss, whose current deal is expiring, as multiple outlets have indicated.
“It’s somewhat surprising,” Comcast SportsNet’s Rich Tandler told Grant and Danny on 106.7 The Fan on Friday.
“I believe he’ll be thirty-five on June 1,” he noted. “I kind of felt that he’s the kind of guy that a new coaching regime just might want to move on from; certainly not for any locker room or personality reasons, but because you want to start younger.”
Although Moss is aging, his production has only slightly fallen off over the last two seasons — a period during which he’s combined for 83 receptions for 1025 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Moss caught 42 balls for 452 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2013, versus the 41 balls for 573 yards and 8 touchdowns he caught the year before.
“Contract talks are a long way from a contract,” as Tandler notes. “I’m sure that he has a number in mind, for which it’s worth the effort to get in shape and to go out and go through the grind of another NFL season. And the Redskins might differ on his worth.”
All things considered, the Redskins have far more salary cap room than in any recent offseason, from which they could spend on potential replacements for Moss.
Available free agent receivers include Eric Decker, Julian Edelman and Kenny Britt.
Let’s hear it from the Burgundy and Gold faithful. Are you okay with Santana Moss sticking around for another year?