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Santana Moss, LaRon Landry Go Through Full Practice; Offensive Linemen Limited
ASHBURN – Santana Moss, who missed the past four weeks after breaking the second metacarpal in his left hand against Carolina on Oct. 23, returned to practice for the Washington Redskins on Wednesday and was a full participant.
Moss is aiming to play Sunday when the Redskins, who have lost six consecutive games, head to Seattle.
“I feel pretty good,” Moss said. “You know, I’ve been catching since I got the pins out [on Monday], so I’m big on not trying to get everybody too crazy and not trying to get hopes up too high. I just wanted to go out there and take today as today, and tomorrow progress even more. But from the standpoint of just catching and running around, everything was pretty normal.”
The team’s leading receiver in each of his six seasons, Moss has caught 25 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in six games for the Redskins. They have struggled to fill his production during his absence, relying more on Anthony Armstrong, Leonard Hankerson, Donte Stallworth and David Anderson in the passing game.
“I mean, you’re used to doing it for so long, you hate to watch somebody else doing it for you,” Moss said. “Then you hate to see us at a time we are right now not having success. Anything I can do to help, just to be a presence, I want to be that. I look forward to it.”
Practicing Wednesday and proving he can catch a pass without discomfort was important to Moss, who wanted to know immediately if he’d be able to play against the Seahawks. The impact from the ball doesn’t hurt, and he said he may be more cautious of taking hits, but he said he knows that’s part of the game.
“People always get hit,” Moss said. “I didn’t even hurt it getting hit. I hurt it by falling on top of it, so it’s one of those things that I hope I can just keep making progress and get to the point where it’s not even in my mind.”
Moss wasn’t the only injured player able to go through a full practice Wednesday. Strong safety LaRon Landry, who has battled discomfort in his left Achilles’ tendon in recent weeks, was also on the field for the entire session.
Landry downplayed the seriousness of the situation again Wednesday, which was the first time in three weeks he’s been able to practice on the first day of the week. He did not play against Dallas on Sunday.
“It was a tough injury last year, and I guess it kind of just caught up with wear and tear this season, but it’s nothing that I’m really concerned about that I think can’t heal,” Landry said.
The four injured offensive linemen – left tackle Trent Williams (left knee), left guard Maurice Hurt (knee) and right tackles Sean Locklear (ankle) and Jammal Brown (groin) – were also limited in practice, as were safety DeJon Gomes (right knee) and cornerback Josh Wilson (hamstring).