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9 months ago

The Redskins have re-signed WR Santana Moss to a 1-year deal.  Turning 35 in June, Moss is coming off a 42-452-2 line.  He figures to serve as Washington's 4th or 5th WR in 2014 and won't be a fantasy option.

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1 year ago

Washington WR Santana Moss has accepted a pay cut to stay with the team. He reportedly had $2 million in salary for 2013 converted to incentives. The move puts the team about $3 million under the salary cap. Moss caught just 41 passes and saw only 61 targets in his first year with Robert Griffin III. Heading into his age-34 season, Moss doesn't present much for fantasy owners but a WR who will pop up for an occasional solid game. Those outings tend to be driven by a big play. The unpredictable nature of those games further decreases his value.

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2 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss has been medically cleared after sustaining a concussion back in Week 9.  He's scored 5 times this season but is averaging just 2.7 catches and 35 yards per game.  Moss is just a fantasy flier against the Eagles this weekend.

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2 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss sustained a concussion during Sunday's game against the Panthers.  He'll have 2 weeks to get cleared with Washington off this coming week.  Moss has 5 TDs in his last 7 games but is still just a flier in fantasy.  He hasn't topped 4 catches all year.

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Redskins WR Santana Moss seems to have made quite a climb this offseason.  A few months ago, there were whispers that his roster spot was in danger.  Those were squelched when he showed up to OTAs in tip-top shape.  Now it sounds like he's still in the mix for a starting spot.  ESPN's Dan Graziano was in attendance for minicamp and "came away believing [the Redskins] have the slimmed-down Moss projected as the starting wide receiver opposite Pierre Garcon."  We still think the 33-year-old Moss is better off in a slot role, while Leonard Hankerson possesses the size and athleticism to excel on the outside.  We'll have to see how the situation shakes out in training camp.

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Redskins WR Santana Moss missed 4 games and finished with just 46 catches for 584 yards last year.  And after the team added WRs Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan this offseason, it looked like Moss was on his way out.  But after reporting to OTAs in tip-top shape, it now looks like he'll maintain a significant role.  “Santana’s entire offseason... to me he came in possessed. He was ready to go,” OC Kyle Shanahan said. “You saw it physically, and then to see him in the meeting rooms, he’s been great. He’s been so attentive and it’s shown over to the field. The guy’s not thinking out there, he’s confident in his speed. He feels confident in his knowledge of the offense and there’s no hesitation. He’s been very exciting.”  Moss is expected to spend most of his time in the slot, where he can use his quickness and craftiness to create separation.  His upside is limited as the 3rd or 4th option in the pecking order, but the 33-year-old could still be a useful bye-week fill-in.  We just bumped him up our rankings.

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2 years ago

After the Redskins' additions of WRs Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan this offseason, it became pretty clear that WR Santana Moss' role was set to be reduced.  Team insider Mike Jones passes along confirmation that HC Mike Shanahan sees Moss in a "reserve role" this year.  Garcon is locked in as the #1 WR, while Morgan and Leonard Hankerson will battle for the other starting spot.  Morgan and Hankerson are also both capable of playing the slot, so Moss could end up 4th on the depth chart.  The soon-to-be 33-year-old is barely worth a look in fantasy drafts this summer.

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Redskins insider John Keim reports that the team wasn't happy with WR Santana Moss' conditioning last year.  "They weren't pleased with him," Keim said. "He wasn't in the best shape of his career."  Moss missed 4 games with a hand injury and averaged just 3.8 catches per outing.  That was his lowest mark in 7 seasons with the 'Skins.  Keim believes that Moss needs to show up in better shape this offseason in order to secure a roster spot.  He's currently expected to serve as the team's slot receiver behind Pierre Garcon and the winner of the Leonard Hankerson/Josh Morgan battle.

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3 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss (hand) is active for today's game against the Seahawks.  Moss should quickly re-emerge as Washington's top WR, but he's a risky fantasy option in his first action since Week 7.

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3 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss (hand) put in a full week of practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.  It'll be his first action since breaking his hand back in Week 7.  Ideally, you'd hold off on using Moss until he proves that hand is completely healthy.  But desperate owners can get him in the lineup in a favorable matchup.

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Redskins WR Santana Moss (hand) put in a full practice Wednesday.  "I feel like my hand is ready," Moss confirmed afterwards.  Barring some sort of setback over the next 2 days, Moss will play against the Seahawks this weekend.  It's a favorable matchup, but we'd still consider Moss a desperation WR3 start until he proves that hand isn't an issue.

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Redskins HC Mike Shanahan expects WR Santana Moss (hand) to get back on the practice field Wednesday.  "If he feels okay, he's probably in good enough shape to play," Shanny said.  Moss will return as a low-end WR3 as the top option on a struggling passing game.  But we might hold off on using him until he proves he can catch after breaking that hand.

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3 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss (hand) has been ruled out for this coming Sunday's game against the Cowboys.  It'll be his 4th-straight missed game.  HC Mike Shanahan did say that Moss has a chance to return for Week 12 though.  He'll immediately step back in as Washington's #1 WR, although there'll hardly be any upside.

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Redskins beat writer Mike Jones hears that WR Santana Moss (hand) will be out at least another 3 weeks.  Moss suffered the broken hand 2 weeks ago and was given a 5-7 week recovery timeline, so this is more confirmation than breaking news.  Moss will return as just a low-end WR3, so he should only be rostered right now in deep leagues.

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Redskins HC Mike Shanahan said that WR Santana Moss (hand) would miss 5-7 weeks.  But Moss says that doctors told him he'd be ready to return in 3-6 weeks.  He'll have the pins removed from his hand in about 2 weeks.  From there, he figures to be back as soon as he can comfortably catch the football.  There wasn't much upside to begin with here, though, so we'd still only recommend hanging on to Moss in leagues of 12+ teams.

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3 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss will undergo surgery today to repair his broken hand.  Beat writer Mike Jones expects Moss to miss "at least a month."  Previous reports had the timetable at 3-4 weeks.  Either way, Moss will be out well into November and can be dropped in shallow leagues.  Prior to leaving yesterday's game, Moss was averaging just 57 yards per contest with 2 TDs.  In his absence, Jabar Gaffney will step into the #1 WR spot.  Consider him a low-upside WR3 option while Moss is out.  WR Niles Paul and Anthony Armstrong are expected to split snaps opposite Gaffney.  Neither guy is a recommended waiver wire target.

Update: HC Mike Shanahan says Moss will miss 5-7 weeks.  He has 3 pins inserted into his hand.

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3 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss has aleady been ruled out for Week 8.  No surprise after he broke his hand against the Panthers today.  Early reports have Moss out anywhere from 4-6 weeks, but we should learn more in the next few days.  While he's out, Jabar Gaffney will step in as Washington's #1 WR, with Anthony Armstrong and Terrence Austin splitting #2 duties.  TE Fred Davis may be the biggest beneficiary here though.

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3 years ago

Redskins WR Santana Moss suffered a broken hand during Sunday's loss to the Panthers.  Obviously bad news for a WR.  Moss will likely miss at least a month.  In the meantime, Jabar Gaffney and Anthony Armstrong figure to serve as the team's top-2 WRs.

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