Jay Gruden: Santana Moss is the odd man out

Wide receiver Santana Moss has been a healthy scratch in all four games this season, a development that he has admitted “hurts” after so many years as a key part of the Redskins offense.

It doesn’t sound like the pain will be subsiding anytime soon. Coach Jay Gruden said that the team feels Moss still has the talent to contribute to the offense, but that they feel the other five receivers on the roster can help them more and that’s left Moss on the outside looking in during the 2014 season.

“He’s just right now the odd man out,” Gruden said, via CSNWashington.com. “[It's] nothing that he’s done wrong. It’s just we feel like we’ve got five receivers that are a little bit more useful, but we have a great deal of respect for Santana, what he brings to this team on and off the field. I would imagine that by season’s end, he’s going to get his reps and he’s going to get his looks. I don’t know when that will be though.”

There are certainly worse insurance policies to have at receiver than a player with Moss’s experience, although one wonders what the Redskins might do if Leonard Hankerson is cleared to come off the PUP list later in the season and they want to see what he can do.

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