Santana Moss Reworks Terms For Final Year Of Contract
The wide receiver, set to turn 34 before the start of the next season, will help Washington save additional money against the salary cap with free agency about to open.
BY ZAC BOYER
The Redskins continued freeing up money for the start of free agency by agreeing to a restructured contract with receiver Santana Moss on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple reports.
Moss, 33, had one season left on a three-year, $15 million contract he signed shortly after the lockout ended in the summer of 2011. He was set to count for $6.16 million against the cap while making a $4.5 million base salary in 2013.
By restructuring his contract, which converts much of that money into easily attainable incentives, Moss will help the Redskins save nearly $2 million against the salary cap, according to a report by CBS Washington.
Moss did not return a phone call or text message seeking comment Tuesday afternoon.
One of the more decorated receivers in Redskins history, Moss played primarily as a slot receiver in 2012 and led the team with eight touchdown receptions despite catching only 41 passes – his fewest since 2001, his rookie year. He finished with 573 receiving yards.
The Redskins are now roughly $3 million under the salary cap as the start of the new league year approaches.