Veteran receiver Santana Moss is subject to the NFL’s return-to-play protocol after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to Carolina, Mike Shanahan said Monday.
The Redskins don’t play again until Nov. 18 against Philadelphia because this weekend is their bye, so Moss has some extra time to show he is asymptomatic.
That’s fortunate for Washington because Moss leads the team with five receiving touchdowns (no one else has more than one) and ranks third with 313 receiving yards. He primarily has been a slot receiver in sets that include three or more receivers.
Moss, 33, will go through the same neurological tests quarterback Robert Griffin III and receiver Aldrick Robinson underwent earlier this season. Both played in the following Sunday’s game, but the duration and intensity of concussion symptoms are unique to each sufferer.
Moss was injured when he ran a quick out from the left slot. Cornerback Josh Norman, who lined up over receiver Aldrick Robinson on the outside, came off Robinson when he recognized Griffin intended his throw for Moss. Norman dove to broke up the pass, and his helmet hit the side of Moss’ head. Both players were going for the ball, and the hit was not penalized.