Even after a drama-filled 3-13 season, a difficult campaign in which he posted his lowest yardage total 12 seasons, Santana Moss says he never questioned whether he had the desire to return for a 14th NFL season.
“Honestly, I never have to question myself about what I want to do because this is what I live for,” Moss said Thursday on 106.7 The Fan. “When I can’t play anymore, you’ll know, because you won’t see me around anymore. But until that day comes, I’m going to keep playing and that’s why I’m just thrilled to have the opportunity to go out there continue to showcase some of that ability I still have.”
Moss, who turns 35 in June, signed a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $955,000 and a signing bonus of $65,000, which suggests he’s not necessarily a lock to make the team. If he does, though, Moss says he expects to return to the same slot receiver role he’s filled the past few seasons. In 2013, he caught 42 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns.
“I talked to [Offensive Coordinator] Sean [McVay] right after I signed and I envision it being no different from what it’s been the last few years,” Moss said of his responsibilities. “I feel like that’s something I can handle and I have no problem with doing.”
Moss also confirmed that he’ll join quarterback Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garçon, Aldrick Robinson, Andre Roberts, Alfred Morris and other Redskins in Arizona next week for an informal passing camp.
“I’ll be there,” Moss said. “I’ll be there Sunday night.”
Moss added that he hopes the training sessions will help the skill position players develop some additional chemistry ahead of OTAs.
“It’s something that’s needed,” Moss said. “I feel like [as a rookie] we had a chance to do that in Texas with [Griffin]. Last year, with him rehabbing, I feel like that was missed. …There’s no question that you want to be a part of it. Because you want to make sure that we’re all familiar with each other. Any chance you have to be better, any chance you have to get with your quarterback for him to know you a little more, that’s a great opportunity for us to get better together.”