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2014 Redskins Free Agents - Santana Moss - Buy or Sell?

2014 Redskins Free Agents.  Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss was acquired by the team in a trade with the New York Jets for Laveranues Coles in 2005.  And Moss began his tenure as a Redskin with bang, recording 84 receptions for 1,483 yards and 9 TD’s in the 2005 season.  Which would end up being the best season of his career.

But Moss’ numbers dropped off the next two seasons, as he dealt with injuries and inconsistency at quarterback with Mark Brunell and Jason Campbell.   However, his numbers increased in 2008 and 2009, as he had 149 receptions for 1,946 yards and 9 TD’s combined over the course of those two seasons.

In 2010 Moss was reported to have received HGH from a Canadian Doctor who smuggled the drug into the United States.  However, Moss denied that he used HGH, and stated he had only received routine treatments from the doctor.  It was never proven that Moss used HGH, and he received no suspension from the NFL.

Moss played in all sixteen games in 2010 and had one of his best seasons with 93 catches for 1,115 yards and 6 TD’s.  In 2011 Moss signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Redskins, and began his transition to slot receiver on offense.  He missed four games that season dealing with a hand injury, and only recorded 46 catches for 586 yards.

Moss continued as the Redskins slot receiver in 2012 and 2013, and had a combined 83 receptions for 1,025 yards and 10 TD’s over the two seasons.  In 2013 Moss created controversy when he was critical of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, stating that he should take more responsibility after a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Santana Moss is now a free agent, and it remains to be seen if the Redskins will re-sign him.  Moss has led the Redskins in receiving six of the nine years he’s been with the team.  He’s been a leader, and one of the most spectacular and consistent performers the Redskins have had.  With 571 receptions for 7,751 yards, and 47 TD’s over his time with the team.

And while there is no doubt that Santana Moss has earned his place in history among the best Redskins receivers, I’m going to have to say “Sell” on Moss.  He could still be productive, but I think there are better options out there for the Redskins at slot receiver moving forward.

I don’t relish the thought of seeing him go, especially after so many years with the team.  He’s been fun to watch, and it’s been one heck of a ride, but I think it’s to move on.  So what do you think about Santana Moss?  Buy or sell?

 

 

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