Two years ago, Santana Moss was a reliable target for the rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. That year, he had 41 catches for 573 yards and 8 touchdowns. Those touchdowns were the most by the veteran receiver since his first year with the Redskins back in 2005. Now, Moss is 35 years old and is fighting for a roster spot on a team that already has Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. Last season's stats won't help Moss' chances as he only had two touchdowns the whole year and he also dropped a lot of passes.
However, head coach Jay Gruden is optimistic about Moss' chances on making the team. He talked about Moss' performance during the offseason and thinks that he can still contribute to his new offense.
“He’s fun to be around, he’s fun to watch, he knows every position,” Gruden said. “He looks like a young kid. He’s got energy, he’s a great leader. If he drops a pass he holds himself accountable. If the quarterback misses him he’s like, ‘Let’s get onto the next one, man.’ He’s a great guy to have for these young guys to learn from. He’s working out hard. He’s the first one out there today again. I like having guys like that, veteran guys who are great examples for rookies and also can help you win in big games.” (Credit: ESPN.com)
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