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Thaddeus Moss Redskins Presser: Not getting drafted was a slap in the face, I'm looking to forge my own identity

Thaddeus Moss speaks to the media

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Thaddeus Moss has been answering questions about being the son of NFL great Randy Moss for a long time. He says he has always worked to establish his own name, and earn everything in football. He's ready to create his own identity in the NFL, and the Redskins have given him the opportunity to do that.

Going undrafted was "a slap in the face", especially as he watched special teams players get their names called. He's not interested in making other teams pay for passing on him, just proving himself in the league.

Moss choose the Redskins because they were the first team to contact him after the draft and that meant a lot to him. The Patriots and Bengals, who had drafted his LSU QB Joe Burrow #1 overall, were the other two teams that were interested. Moss goes to the Redskins who have question marks at tight end, and an opportunity to make the team with a new coaching staff.

Thaddeus Moss had foot surgery a week after the draft with renowned foot surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson. He suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot that was diagnosed during a physical at the Combine. He says he is ahead of schedule in his rehab, and looking forward to getting back on the field.

Randy Moss:

Choosing the Redskins:

Patriots/Bengals interested:

Going undrafted:

Foot injury:

Saahdiq Charles:

Virtual offseason:

Physical practice:

Role in the Redskins offense:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.: