Sep 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) runs with the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Santana Moss/Redskins Begin Contract Talks

When a man turns 34 in the National Football League, fans immediately thing of elite quarterbacks or aging offensive lineman.  Santana Moss is none of the above, and his career may last a few years longer as the Washington Redskins have opted to begin contract discussions with the veteran.

Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Moss has produced very consistent numbers over recent years catching 42 balls for 452 yards and 41 for 573 yards respectively.  The Redskins have primarily utilized Moss as a slot receiver and his skills are yet to diminish.

The real question surrounding the discussions is why Washington wouldn’t open talks with other elite free agent receivers.  Pierre Garcon is in dire need of help on the opposite side and with Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Britt, and Erik Decker all free agents fans must wonder why they wouldn’t target another receiver.  Washington has plenty of money to spend and maybe this is just the first part of the plan to reload on offense.

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  • Adam Banig

    The Reason Moss is in in negotiations right now and they haven’t opened up talks with a free agent who’d be an upgrade over Morgan and Hank at the Z position opposite Garçon is simple.

    Free agency hasn’t started yet.

    The Redskins are allowed to have contract discussions with their own free agents before free agency actually starts in March, but aren’t allowed to speak to Decker, Maclin, Nicks, Britt, Sanders, Edleman, McLuster, Tate, etc, etc till free agency starts in March.

    If they have discussions with those other teams players now, it’s known as tampering and the Skins can be docked a draft pick or the contract can be voided by the league