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Posted at 1:50 PM ET, 02/ 6/2011

Report: Santana Moss's contract will void five days after Super Bowl

By Cindy Boren

The contract of Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss will be voided five days after the Super Bowl, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Moss will be a free agent whenever there is a collective bargaining agreement. His contract was restructured in 2009 and a clause was included to automatically void the deal five days after Super Bowl XLV.

By Cindy Boren  | February 6, 2011; 1:50 PM ET
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Comments

Well Santana like Lavar said if you want to win a superbowl go to Pittsburgh if you want to make some money play for the Redskins

Posted by: bonggong | February 6, 2011 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Yeah like lavar said let me do my own thing ignore my d coordinator and find myself out of football giving advice that he once ignored. I'm sure Pittsburgh has a nice paper to blog on.

Posted by: clwalker1906 | February 6, 2011 9:26 PM | Report abuse

What's funny is I mentioned the Redskins should let Santana go and not attempt to resign him and I got chastised on the Redskins blog.

It's a good move. Santana is one of the reasons the Redskins are a mediocre ball club. He constantly drops passes or gets hurt and then cries about losing to the media.

Cooley should be the next one to go.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | February 6, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Gee Bonggong head, Shitzburg did not win the superbowl with the likes of suisham and randel el playing for them...

Posted by: TKing1 | February 6, 2011 11:33 PM | Report abuse

I know other teams would know his contract's about to be voided, but wouldn't it be possible to get @ least a 6th rd. pick for him?

I'd like the move as a sign of recognition that we're more than a couple of players away from contention if we'd @ least gotten something to use in the rebuilding process. Seems like some team closer than us would give a sixth to secure his experience and remaining abilities if they had a young/suspect receiving corps v. risking losing out to another team...am I crazy?

Posted by: hogmeister | February 7, 2011 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Man...a lot of people may think I'm crazy to say this but, I'm actually kind of happy we won't sign Santana Moss. Having only 4 out of his 10 years as a healthy starter in this league and being 32 by next year it might be time to let him go to greener pastures.

For the Redskins to be successful in this league they have to get younger. And to get younger, you need to make some tough choices and get rid of some people that fans like. One of them is Santana Moss, another few might be Philip Daniels, Mike Sellers, Andre Carter, Jammal Brown and Artis Hicks. (I think Albert Haynesworth and Donavon Mcnabb are obvious.)

I think the major goal of the skins this year is to get under the age of 27 as an overall team next year. The only way for the skins to succeed in the future is to get young talent and develop it, that sadly means that we have to make tough choices.

Posted by: culprit59 | February 7, 2011 1:47 AM | Report abuse

know other teams would know his contract's about to be voided, but wouldn't it be possible to get @ least a 6th rd. pick for him?

I'd like the move as a sign of recognition that we're more than a couple of players away from contention if we'd @ least gotten something to use in the rebuilding process. Seems like some team closer than us would give a sixth to secure his experience and remaining abilities if they had a young/suspect receiving corps v. risking losing out to another team...am I crazy?

Posted by: hogmeister | February 7, 2011 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Due to the cba agreement there can be no trades in the nfl. Also no one can sign players either until after the cba agreement is signed. This only made news because Moss's contract had another year option on it, that the skins would have to pay up frontfor and they choose not too.

Posted by: culprit59 | February 7, 2011 1:53 AM | Report abuse

Its time for him to go,,,,the team needs to add youth.

Posted by: Defund_NPR | February 7, 2011 2:05 AM | Report abuse

but wouldn't it be possible to get @ least a 6th rd. pick for him?

I'd like the move...if we'd @ least gotten something to use in the rebuilding process...am I crazy?

Posted by: hogmeister | February 7, 2011 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Due to the cba agreement there can be no trades in the nfl. Also no one can sign players either until after the cba agreement is signed. This only made news because Moss's contract had another year option on it, that the skins would have to pay up frontfor and they choose not too.

Posted by: culprit59 | February 7, 2011 1:53 AM
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Thanks Culprit - it all makes sense now. Hopefully an unrestricted yr, on balance, ends up helping us as a way to wipe some fat contracts out in one year, I would think?

Posted by: hogmeister | February 7, 2011 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Let him leave. He's part of the "overpaid, under-performing, satisfied with losing" culture that has crippled this team. Also get rid of Portis, Dockery, Doughty, Rogers, Sellers, Daniels, Gano, Haynesworth, Heyer and Mike Williams.

Posted by: scg1055 | February 7, 2011 4:11 AM | Report abuse

Dear redskin fans this is you favorite owner danny boy.I have some great news as you know by now the packers are the champs of the nfl well that is great news to myself and my staff we beat the champs this year we are one high priced free agent away from doing some big this here dont worry we will trade our draft pick for some over paid washed up player we cant wait for the new year thanks for all your support keep the money coming fools

Posted by: son1862 | February 7, 2011 4:19 AM | Report abuse

We have to bring Santana back unless we

plan to bring in two free agents whenever

they get the CBA going but im hoping we bring in a couple regardless. If we can sign

Santana back we would not have to worry

bout using a draft pick on a wideout until

2012

Posted by: PardenMiSwage | February 7, 2011 6:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure the redskins would resign Moss if he would agree to a smaller salary. He is clearly on the downside of a very good career. No shame in that.

Posted by: packridge1 | February 7, 2011 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Most Redskins fans are missing the point. It makes no difference who the Redskins, sign, draft, trade for or let go. So long as the owner remains in place there will never be another Super Bowl. Let the boycott begin!

Posted by: hammeresq | February 7, 2011 7:59 AM | Report abuse

cut that bum tonight! he catches a 7 yard bench route in the middle of a 35-13 loss and gets up and does that goof ball, borderline epileptic hands over the head crap and i just want to go throught he t.v. and kick him in his ACL with a pair of Tim's. He is another illiterate little wayne wannabe from the U like portis that is the wrong image for this dump. why can't we get a Larry Fitzgerald type of intelligent, classy, and explosive talent that simply plays and when the mic comes, sounds like he at least read There Goes Dick and Jane.

Posted by: doyouktt | February 7, 2011 8:03 AM | Report abuse

No, you can't get any draft choices for Moss unless he was willing to sign with whoever by Friday. No free agent signings are presently allowed and will not be until there is a CBA. Dream on.

Posted by: Nemo24601 | February 7, 2011 8:04 AM | Report abuse

um.... so... Exactly who will be catching the ball for exactly what QB next year if we let go of him?

Santana Moss was BY FAR the most productive wideout on this team this year. Who would even remotely be a #1 WR now? For all those ready to get rid of him most of the entire roster, are YOU going to line up at the X and run a 9route? lol... I mean, seriously!?

Posted by: truesense | February 7, 2011 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Agree with Ray. Despite his "good" year, Santana is getting very long in the tooth. No way should he be your primary receiver. He can be inconsistent and is not a game changer. Cooley should also go. It would be nice to get a 2nd or 3rd rounder for him. He's become injury prone and is very apt to fumble at a crucial time. Give Davis a chance and let him develop further. Redskins need to upgrade at receiver and it's time to let some of the old wood go.

Posted by: jfoster13 | February 7, 2011 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Hey can we sign Albert Hainsworth to another 100 million contract extension.

We can even throw in some draft picks.

C'mon, Danny. Do it!!!

Posted by: swingwing | February 7, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I mean it is a smart move. Santonio Holmes and Vincent Jackson are both free agents this year. That would add not only depth, but real talent and height that we need.

And I think Armstrong would be better as a slot anways. It is sad that some of our best offensive players aren't doing was well as they should be. I love Cooley and even he is messing up.

But how good can a WR be when the O-Line can't even protect a mediocre QB. But please for the love of god don't draft Newton. Get Pounchey's twin or some decent nose tackle.

But none of this matters if there isn't even a season next year. Thanks overpaid babies.

Posted by: RossdaBoss | February 7, 2011 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I still remember that Monday Night game when he beat Darren Woodsen like a drum twice in the fourth. Parcell's was 73-0 going into that game when leading by 10 or more in the fourth. Just the look on the Tuna's face after that game makes me love Santanna Moss and embrace him as a Redskin for life.

Posted by: vk5u | February 7, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I see a lot of posts saying get rid of Santana and Cooley. Santana, I can kind of see, but he's still good in the slot, not necessarily as your go route guy anymore. Anthony Armstrong can be that guy now. But Cooley? For picks? To pick up what? Get rid of a good tight end to have mediocre ones? That makes no sense. We let Cooley go and he becomes the next Tony Gonzalez. We let Howard Green go and he goes to the Packers and has one of the biggest plays of the Super Bowl on D. But glad the Steelers got Suisam. Now they got to see what the skins had to deal with.

Posted by: QSkinzfan | February 7, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

What's funny is I mentioned the Redskins should let Santana go and not attempt to resign him and I got chastised on the Redskins blog.

It's a good move. Santana is one of the reasons the Redskins are a mediocre ball club. He constantly drops passes or gets hurt and then cries about losing to the media.

Cooley should be the next one to go.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | February 6, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Ray, is there anyone you don't want fired? I'm not just talking about people on the Redskins, I'm talking about planet Earth. You're like that guy Vic1...every time I see your name on one of these blogs you are demanding someone be fired. Sorry, but you sound like a very bitter old man.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 7, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

If Moss goes, who becomes the WR1?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | February 7, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure there will be no lack of delusional fans who will try to pretend that Santana Moss hasn't been the BEST receiver this miserable football team has had in the past 10 years. They'll point to a dropped pass here and there and say Santana wasn't this and ain't worth that, and that's cool. I know he has been the best we've had since Monk and Gary Clark; anyone who can see will attest to that fact. But I hope that he, and Rocky McIntosh and Andre Carter and Fred Davis and DMcNabb - I hope all of those guys go somewhere else next season where they can be cheered by a decent and grateful fanbase - these guys deserved so much better than the loathesome 'Skins ownership, front office, coaching staff and fair-weather fan base!

Posted by: guisher | February 7, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone want to work for Snyder and Shanahan if given the choice?

Posted by: mcstowy | February 7, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

If Moss goes, who becomes the WR1?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | February 7, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse
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2 FREE AGENTS!!! We have got to sign 2 free agents, this is the year there are alot of #1's & #2 type receivers available ... It would be an upgrade over what we have now:

Vincent Jackson
Sidney Rice
Santonio Holmes
Braylon Edwards
Malcolm Floyd
Steve Smith
Mike Williams
James Jones
Steve Breaston

Other good possibilities:

Brian Finneran (ATL)
Donte' Stallworth (BAL)
Rashied Davis (CHI)
Devin Aromashadu (CHI)
Sam Hurd (DAL)
Jacoby Jones (HOU)
Mike Sims-Walker (JAC)
Greg Lewis (MIN)
Lance Moore (NO) - like his speed
Brad Smith (NYJ)
Johnnie Lee Higgins (OAK)
Legedu Naanee (SD)
Laurent Robinson (STL)
Danny Amendola (STL)
Mark Clayton (STL)
Maurice Stovall (TB)

Posted by: tony325 | February 7, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I believe it was Roy Williams who Moss burned in that game, which was like 5 years ago. Thanks for the memories Santana!

Posted by: bryan4967 | February 7, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I hope he find's a "Contenda" so he can at least get a shot at the trophy,and all these little snipe's at Santana are just trite he'll do fine with a franchise that's dedicated to winning and not drama.

Posted by: dargregmag | February 7, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Who cares? Smurfs are a dime a dozen. The Skins need some adult-sized wideouts.

Posted by: VirginiaLonghorn | February 7, 2011 3:41 PM | Report abuse

With all of these pot shots at Moss it looks like many Skins fans are as clueless as our owner. I don't have a problem letting him go IF there is a viable alternative. Right now, there isnt one. And if Moss is affordable, which he definitely should be, the Skins should seriously look at bringing him back.

Yes, he's getting older but he still had over 90 catches for over 1100 yards and 6 TDs this season. By far, the most productive and consistent offensive weapon on this team.

Yes, he has battled injuries but the guy has started all 16 games in 4 of his 6 years as a Skin and started 14 games the other 2 years.

Yet we have people saying the problem with the Skins is guys like Moss??? No the problem is short sighted, reactionary managment from the top down including looking to fix all problems by bringing in big name FAs.

I would be in favor of resigning Moss at a reasonable price, bringing in a FA WR that is the right fit, and looking to develop younger WRs drafted in the middle rounds. And again, I would not be entirely opposed to letting him go either but I don't agree with much of what has been posted that we should just let him go regardless and/or that he is an example of what is wrong with this team.

Posted by: VaTerp1 | February 7, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

With all of these pot shots at Moss it looks like many Skins fans are as clueless as our owner. I don't have a problem letting him go IF there is a viable alternative. Right now, there isnt one. And if Moss is affordable, which he definitely should be, the Skins should seriously look at bringing him back.

Yes, he's getting older but he still had over 90 catches for over 1100 yards and 6 TDs this season. By far, the most productive and consistent offensive weapon on this team.

Yes, he has battled injuries but the guy has started all 16 games in 4 of his 6 years as a Skin and started 14 games the other 2 years.

Yet we have people saying the problem with the Skins is guys like Moss??? No the problem is short sighted, reactionary managment from the top down including looking to fix all problems by bringing in big name FAs.

I would be in favor of resigning Moss at a reasonable price, bringing in a FA WR that is the right fit, and looking to develop younger WRs drafted in the middle rounds. And again, I would not be entirely opposed to letting him go either but I don't agree with much of what has been posted that we should just let him go regardless and/or that he is an example of what is wrong with this team.

Posted by: VaTerp1 | February 7, 2011 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Bring back youth in Devin Thomas :)

Posted by: fearturtle44 | February 7, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps Moss doesn't want to come back. He can be a no. 2 or no. 3 somewhere and actually win.

Posted by: loux24 | February 7, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The one legitimate NFL receiver on the roster is being allowed to walk. Shanahallen are doing a bang-up job of rebuilding the team.

Posted by: DC2Dallas | February 7, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

The one legitimate NFL receiver on the roster is being allowed to walk. Shanahallen are doing a bang-up job of rebuilding the team.

Posted by: DC2Dallas | February 7, 2011 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Skins at least get a compensatory pick in 2012 for losing Moss - if that is carried over in the new cba

Posted by: coparker5 | February 7, 2011 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Injuries with Sanatana are a bit of worry, plus we need biger receivers in order to implementthe Shanahans' offense. But if Moss restructures to a smaller contract, with the understanding that he's going to no longer be a #1 wideout soon, then fine. With his natural foot quickness, he'll make one helluva slot receiver for several years to come. And he might even get to retire a Redskin, which I think sends a positive message to the rest of your organization.

Posted by: dragon2eden | February 7, 2011 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Santan is a solid #2 receiver on a "good" team. If he will tkae less money, then keep him, get a #1 (Rice or Jackson) in free agency and draft another with one of the mid-round picks. Keep Armstrong and the four will make a good unit.

Posted by: butlerboys | February 7, 2011 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Simms-Walker and Floyd. Draft Jones and a guard. Add 1 free agent guard our O is in business.

Posted by: joeortega4 | February 7, 2011 6:15 PM | Report abuse

no big deal--he's washed up anyway. The skins need new young talent at the position who can make big plays.

Posted by: Socialistic | February 7, 2011 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Everybody blaming or criticizing Moss to leave, however, Moss was so productive when Gibbs brought him over from the Jets. Now, you criticize because for real, Moss don't have no stability with the Redskins. He got one coach after another. So the owner or (Cerrato) over paid to get him. And, what wrong with that?

If any of you applied for a job that paid more money, would you stay or leave for more money? Sheeed, 99% of you will follow the money.

Moss was:

1. Productive
2. Role Model (never got in trouble)
3. Media Friendly
4. Respectful to teammates and staff
5. Good things always came from mouth
6. Always played hard (no complaints from coaches.. ALL COACHES HE ENDURED)

What more can you ask for? Man, good move Moss I hope you end up with a SuperBowl team like the PATRIOTS, COLTS or CHARGERS....

Posted by: clifton3 | February 7, 2011 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Let's see if I see this as it might be:

The Steelers let Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes go (traded within the AFC) WHILE HOLMES WAS NOT EVEN 26 YEARS OLD YET); but the Skins might keep a guy that's 32 years old at WR - LOL

No wonder one team is in the big game every 5 years; and the other is in the national media every season for everything except winning.

One wins its division 4 out of 6 years and has had 3 coaches since 1969. The other cannot win its division and hasn't since 1999 with 25 coaches since 2000 it seems.

Oh well

Posted by: morrisday1 | February 7, 2011 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: VaTerp1 | February 7, 2011 3:57 PM

That sounds too much like logic for this board!

Posted by: wisdom80 | February 7, 2011 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm a little blown away by the comments here. Moss has consistently been one of the few bright spots on bad Redskin teams. Why are so many anxious to get rid of him?

Posted by: jacobson98 | February 7, 2011 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Granted I have loved what Moss has given to the REDSKINS....but he should only stay with the team at the right price.

The Redskins I believe are committing to the influx of youth they began with last year...and if a new CBA is agreed to....an unusual double sized FA class will be available.

The question is if Moss is worth the money over younger and unproven FA WRs out there.

A new team may be good for Moss if the Redskins are in a rebuilding process.

Not resigning him is not a disrespect....its just a sign that its time for the team to move on and look towards the future.

If we are going to have a young new QB to groom...you have to have young talent to grow with him.

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | February 8, 2011 2:30 AM | Report abuse

Keeping Santana at the right price would be something that I would not object to. I am sure they will build some performance clauses into his contract. There is something to be said about having a veteran presence in the locker room. Just look at Donald Driver the "Ol Man", he has a stabilizing effect on the Packers receivers corps. He just got a ring and he is 34 years old.

This is all speculative and based on the NFL having a season this year which is very doubtful. But that is an entirely different topic.

Posted by: 70chiponwhite | February 8, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

Its part of Shanahan's plan to make the moves necessary to win.Moss will be no big loss.Its time to concentrate on big and tall receivers.The skins will win games with big receivers and big Oline players.Draft a big man and start rebuilding.

Posted by: ruru2000 | February 8, 2011 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Its part of all the coaches plan to make the moves necessary to win.Moss will be no big loss.Its time to concentrate on big and tall receivers.The skins will win games with big receivers and big O line players.Draft a big man and start rebuilding.

Posted by: ruru2000 | February 8, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Hope Santana comes back for another few years. He had a great season last year. I like him as a person too. please resign him, hes my favorite redskin!!!!

Posted by: b37bomber | February 8, 2011 2:44 PM | Report abuse

You people ragging on Cooley are idiots. The man caught more balls than any other TE in the league last year, except for Witten.

Posted by: unclezeke1 | February 9, 2011 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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