Although Washington head coach Jay Gruden said last week that the club would be open to re-signing receiver Santana Moss, Zac Boyer of the Washington Times writes that the team won’t bring back the veteran until mid-summer at the earliest. As Boyer adds, offseason workouts end in mid-June — if Washington decides it could use a reliable slot receiver at the point, Moss would probably be brought into the fold. The 35-year-old Moss said last December that he wouldn’t hesitate to retire if the right opportunity didn’t present itself.
Here’s more from the nation’s capital and the rest of the NFC East:
- Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Washington executive Doug Williams said the club still has high hopes for quarterback Robert Griffin III. “This is a young guy that’s got some talent,” said Williams, via Chase Hughes of CSNWashington.com. “There are adjustments that he has to make if think given time, and I think that’s one of the reasons why nobody has given up on him. With the talent that he does have, you’re hoping that the last couple of years with the injuries and everything is out of the way, that he will develop into the guy that we all hope for him to be. I think it’s fair to give him that opportunity.”
- Though the Giants are rumored to have interest in Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com isn’t so sure New York would pull the trigger come draft day, noting the club’s aversion to smaller defenders (Gregory weighed in at 235 pounds at the combine). Gregory, who failed a drug test at the combine, won’t be an option for the Giants at pick No. 9, writes Raanan, but he could be NY’s choice if he falls to the second round.
- In his most recent mailbag at ESPN.com, John Keim lists free safety and right tackle as Washington‘s most glaring needs. Right tackle, adds Keim, could be turned over to 2014 draftee Morgan Moses, but health questions have made his availability uncertain.