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Getting To Know the 2013 Washington Redskins: Santana Moss

In his 12th year in the league in 2012, Moss had another solid season. Will he be able to duplicate that success in 2013?

Grant Halverson

Information: Santana Moss, 5'10", 189 lb., Wide Receiver

9th Season with the Redskins (13th total)

Key Career Stats:

1st Round Pick of NY Jets 2001 (16th overall)

1 Pro-Bowl Selection (2005)

2012 Stats: 41 Rec's, 573 Rec Yards, 8 TD's, 3 Rushing Att's, 14 Rush Yards

Twitter handle: @EIGHTTODANINE

2012 Highlight: Moss had a very solid season overall. His eight receiving touchdowns were the third most in his NFL career and second most as a Redskin. He made clutch catches in several games while playing in the slot and was definitely one of Robert Grffin III's "go-to" receivers as the season went on. He also showed that, despite his age(33), he still had the speed to get deep with a 77-yard touchdown against the Falcons in a Week 5 loss and a 61-yard score in a win against the Eagles in Week 11.

2012 Lowlight: There were not many. Moss demonstrated he could stay healthy for sixteen games after battling hamstring injuries in 2011. His average of 14 yards per catch was the highest he had posted in five years. After having issues with dropped balls in 2010 and 2011, he seemed to remedy that situation as well. However, going into 2012, Moss had been targeted an average of 119 times per season the last six years. Last season, he was only targeted 61 times. It is safe to say he made the most of his opportunities, as he was no longer the team's number one receiver with Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan and others in the picture.

What is coming in 2013: Moss is a fan favorite and a consummate professional. He is also now one of the most seasoned vets on the team. After taking a pay cut to come back for 2013, it is hoped that he will be able to play a role similar to what he did last year. Unless or until Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson or Dez Briscoe start to show they can be relied upon as a solid number three receiver, Moss will most likely continue to get significant playing time and be extremely valuable to Griffin and the Redskins next season.