According to a report, the Redskins, who drafted two wide receivers earlier this month, currently have no interest in bringing back Moss for an 11th year with the team. Although an injury situation could change that, for now it looks like he is done in Washington.
But he is not necessarily done in the NFL.
“I’ve got another year in me,” Moss told InsideTheU, which covers sports at Moss’ alma mater, the University of Miami.
“I’m a free agent right now, you know how they do us old guys,” Moss said. “I’m going on my 15th year. Right now my agent is talking with some teams to see what’s going to be my best scenario. Right now I’m just chilling, just enjoying life, and enjoying this off time.”
The Redskins are letting him walk as a free agent after he caught 10 passes for 116 yards in 10 games in 2015. Moss didn’t seem bitter about his very limited role (133 snaps, 6 games inactive) but he thinks he could have done more.
“If I sit here and tell you who I am and what I can do, I should be able to tell you that, but when you talk to the guys that played with me and know what I was capable of a lot of people was pissed that I wasn’t out there,” he said. “But at the end of the day we had a lot of young guys that we paid to play and at the end of the day it’s that time. Personally I wanted to play and that’s the reason why I was there, but I know this game well enough and I know you’re not going to pay a guy who is in his 14th year to be on your team just to sit on the bench.”
Moss is nothing if not realistic. He wants a shot with another team but if he doesn’t get it he’ll be fine.
“I can’t predict it and I won’t predict it,” Moss said in the Redskins locker room the day after last season ended. “And I won’t sit here and dwell on it. I’ll enjoy my life and I’ll be prepared for whatever happens in the offseason, whatever phone call I get.”
When he is done, whether that’s now or later, he’s not looking for a big sendoff. Don’t expect him to call a tearful retirement press conference or anything like that.
“I don’t get into all that stuff,” he said. “You all drag stuff on and make it bigger than what it is. When I’m done I’ll be home and there will be no goodbyes. That’s how I’ll do it.”