The Washington Redskins recently ran an ad via email (pictured above) advertising $25 off of “select jerseys”. We can grant the Redskins that it is nearing that special time of year where gifts are given and received, but with numbers 47 and 89 being placed front and center you have to wonder.
This advertisement could simply be the marketing of two of the Redskins most beloved players these last few years or it could be an indicator of what many already expect. Santana Moss has been productive for much of his seven years in Washington, but he’s 32 years old on a team that is only trying to get younger. We also can’t forget his hand injury that has sidelined him the last few games. He doesn’t seem to be providing as much of a kick with the two lackluster options the Redskins have at quarterback. You also have to look at the youth movement at wide receiver. Here is a look at the Redskins current receiving corp via Redskins.com.
It’s still too early to tell, but with eight wide receivers the Redskins will probably look to slim down at the position, if not at least acquire new talent like former Texans wide receiver David Anderson.
As far as Chris Cooley is concerned, we may have very well seen the last of him in DC. He says that he wants to retire a Redskin and I believe him. I don’t believe that Shanahan is the type of guy to keep a man on the roster based on fan opinion. The latest example would be Mike Sellers. Sellers is a professional, is loved by Skins faithful and has produced in the past. Sellers has also only participated in five games this year and has not touched the ball once. Cooley’s fate seems to be headed in that direction. The emergence of tight end Fred Davis hasn’t helped his case either.
It’s hard to judge being only eight games into the season, but we as fans may have seen the last of Santana Moss and most likely Chris Cooley.