Santana Moss received a three-year, $15 million contract extending his stay in Washington. It’s a good move on multiple levels for Moss and the Redskins.
Moss has been the team’s most reliable and productive wide receiver, not to mention a leader in the meeting room, locker room and on the field.
It makes sense to bring back Moss; without him, the Redskins would have had a big hole at wide receiver. So the team addressed a pressing need, and also brought back a player who is familiar with the team’s offensive playbook.
I expect the Redskins to try and further bolster the position and go after another wide receiver, but for this season Moss’s familiarity will be the wild card coming out of the work stoppage. Washington has a very talented draft pick in Leonard Hankerson, who happens to share a college (Miami) with Moss. I think that will also go a long way as I’m sure these two have already worked out together and are very familiar with each other, as it is tradition for former Miami players to go back and work out together once they’ve moved on to the NFL.
It’s a win-win if you ask me.
Next up: Barry Cofield, who was a rookie teammate of mine in New York, so I know him as a player. The Redskins reportedly have agreed to terms with the defensive lineman.
I will also talk about Donovan McNabb and how I may have underestimated Coach Mike Shanahan’s ability to deal a devalued player.