Free agency starts in less than 10 minutes, and with the Redskins in a financial bind, veteran receiver Santana Moss is putting the team first.
According to Danny Eflin of 106.7 TheFan, Moss has restructured his deal in order to give the Redskins more wiggle room as they look to plug holes and build the roster for another playoff run in 2013.
Hearing that #Redskins have gained $2 million in cap space by restructuring WR Santana Moss’ contract. Should be more than $3M under cap.
— David Elfin (@davidelfin) March 12, 2013
Elfin reports that the deal with cut Moss’ salary by roughly $2-million, setting them up with slightly over $3-million in space as free agency starts. The 13-year veteran has spent the last eight seasons with the Redskins after being acquired from the New York Jets for Laveranues Coles after the 2004 season.
Though the Redskins may have been better off letting Moss go and getting younger, however beyond Pierre Garcon the team lacks any true threats in the receiving core. Keeping a receiver that is familiar with the system and that can provide veteran experience in the locker room is a move that, at this price, is exactly the type of thing the Redskins need to do.