Redskins coach Mike Shanahan hinted that Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson could get the nod as the team’s trio of starters.
“We’ll let that play out,” Shanahan said, “but when you go after a guy like [Garçon] and you go after a guy like [Morgan], you’ve got a guy like Leonard Hankerson, you know there are three guys right at the top of the list that are playmakers, and that’s what we’re looking for.”
Shanahan said that the soon-to-be 34-year-old Moss shouldn’t be overlooked. Last season, Moss had one of the worst years of his career, when he was limited by a broken hand to 12 games and recorded just 46 catches for 584 yards and four touchdowns. After a strong start to the season, Moss suffered his injury and missed four games, but he never managed to regain his effectiveness when he returned. Now, Shanahan sees renewed commitment from him.
“Santana is coming in in excellent shape,” Shanahan said. “He’s 15 pounds lighter than at the end of the season. After the first four games, after he got hurt, I think that set him back and it took him a while to get back in playing shape. So he’s come in probably in as good a shape as he’s come in the last three years, at least according to him.”