Head coach Joe Gibbs said Monday that the Redskins would not be interested in acquiring Pro Bowl wide receiver Randy Moss should he become available this offseason.
"Obviously he's a heck of a player," Gibbs said of Moss. "But I think in our case, that's not something we'd be interested in for the Redskins. I don't think we'd be in the market."
Moss is under contract to the Minnesota Vikings, but there has been some speculation this offseason that he could be offered up in a trade. Throughout his seven-year NFL career, Moss has been embroiled in several well-publicized controversies, both on and off the field.
With starter Rod Gardner granted permission by Gibbs to seek a trade this offseason, the Redskins are expected to be in the market for another wide receiver in free agency or the draft.
Gibbs has now ruled out acquiring Moss, who caught 100-plus passes in the 2002-03 seasons but struggled through foot injuries last year and caught 49 passes for 767 yards, both career lows.