Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is sitting out Redskins voluntary minicamp this weekend after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Moss revealed to the Washington Post that the knee has bothered him for the last three seasons. He is expected to be back by training camp.
Moss hasn’t missed a game in two years, but the surgery is a concern for the Redskins. Washington’s top wide receiver turns 31 next month, and the team’s depth chart behind him is ugly.
At the same time — assuming Moss’ recovery goes as planned — his absence could be a blessing in disguise. Slow-to-develop youngsters Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly will see increased reps as they learn new head coach Mike Shanahan’s offense.
Moss is targeting June OTAs for his return.