The job for 2013 of Redskins receiver Santana Moss seemed to be secured when he converted $2 million in base salary to incentives in March.
He may have a hard time earning back the money if, as reflected by the team’s current online depth chart, Moss is relegated to third string. It ultimately could be hard to earn any of his reduced salary, if Moss gets cut.
Right now, Moss sits behind starters Pierre Garςon and Joshua Morgan and second-stringers Aldrick Robinson and Leonard Hankerson. Joining Moss on the third string is Donte’ Stallworth. Among the six-man cluster of “other” receivers are Devery Henderson and Dezmon Briscoe.
Moss, 34, was a first-round pick of the Jets in 2001. The Jets traded him to the Redskins in 2005 for Laveraneus Coles, who had signed with the Redskins as a restricted free agent two years earlier.
For his carer, Moss has 680 receptions for 9,715 yards and 64 touchdowns. He ranks fourth all time on the teams career reception and yardage lists, behind only Art Monk, Charley Taylor, and Gary Clark in each category.
UPDATE 12:47 a.m. ET: The Washington Post projects Moss to be the top option in the slot for the Redskins, consistently reporting he’s having a solid camp. Which proves yet again that teams simply shouldn’t publish online depth charts if they’re not going to reflect reality.