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Santana Moss: 'I Ain't That Old'


Going into his 13th NFL season, Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is one of the elder statesmen on the roster, and stands as the longest-tenured member of a youth infused-team.

But despite his age, he is still considers himself to be significant piece of the offense, providing the sort of leadership and veteran savvy that making this receiving corps special.

"We've just got a bunch of playmakers," Moss said. "Everybody can make plays. You have a lot of young talent and then you have myself who they call 'O.G.' but I don't feel that old.

"Look at me, I ain't that old."

Moss' production in 2012 supports that sentiment, as Moss led the team in receiving touchdowns with eight.

While his yardage and playing time may have diminished with the addition of Pierre Garçon and Joshua Morgan, Moss posted the second-most touchdowns in his career, and his most since 2005.

Last year, Moss had four teammates tally 500 receiving yards, taking pressure and expectation off of No. 89. Going into 2013, Moss understands that having a full arsenal of playmakers creates more opportunity for everyone.

"When you watch over this league, there aren't too many teams that have just one guy doing it by himself," he said. "The good teams with the good passing games have a few guys out there collectively making those plays in the passing game, at wide out, at tight end.

"So for us to have a corps like we had last year, to step up and make plays, you only can get better so that's what we're trying to do."

The Redskins offensive wealth was spread across the board in 2012.

No player had more than 48 receptions (Joshua Morgan), and the highest receiving yardage total was 633 yards (Pierre Garcon).

At 34-years of age, some have already counted Moss out as a viable option moving forward. Don't count starting quarterback Robert Griffin III among those detractors.

"It's a strong group together and what they are all doing is refining their skills so that they can all play any position on the field, which is going to help us with matchup problems," Griffin III said. "Santana is still Santana Moss. He is still doing a great job, coming in ready every offseason.

"It has been a pleasure to work with those guys and to see from a different perspective, not practicing, see those guys work, see the little things they are working on it makes me excited to get back."




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