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Santana Moss’ return a welcome sight for Redskins’ offense
Question of the Day
The Washington Redskins‘ depleted offense is about to get one of its key players back.
Receiver Santana Moss returned to practice Wednesday after missing the past four weeks with a broken left hand. He fully participated in the session and is expected to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
“I feel like my hand is ready,” Moss said on his way off the practice field Wednesday.
Moss had pins removed from his hand last Monday and soon started catching passes as part of his recovery.
“I’m big on not trying to get everybody too crazy and getting their hopes up too high,” he said. “I just want to go out there and take today to see where I’m at and then tomorrow progress even more. But from the standpoint of just catching and running around, everything was pretty normal.”
Moss broke his hand when he fell on it while trying to catch a low pass against Carolina on Oct. 23. He had surgery and missed four games. His absence contributed to a major offensive slump that serves as the main cause of the Redskins‘ six-game losing streak.
Moss has 301 yards and two touchdowns on 25 catches this season.
“It feels great to have him back,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “The hand didn’t seem to bother him. He was catching the ball well coming in and out of the breaks. He looked pretty good.”
Hall gets support from around league
DeAngelo Hall said he heard this week from a group of NFL stars — in addition to his mother — who were concerned about him because he publicly berated himself after giving up a 26-yard third-down conversion on third-and-15 on Dallas’ game-winning field goal drive Sunday.
Hall after the game said: “The way I’m playing right now, they need to go cut me because I’m definitely not worth what I’m getting.”
He reiterated that Wednesday but said he has moved on from his failure. A group of players including Ray Lewis, Larry Fitzgerald, Ben Roethlisberger and Chad Ochocinco contacted him this week to offer support, Hall said.
“People think I’m on suicide watch,” he said. “I’m perfectly fine; still swagged out, still feel like I’m one of the best in the game. I haven’t had a lot of chances to make plays, and when the chance presents itself, I want to be able to make it, so to not make it is definitely been kind of frustrating for us.”
Hall has only one interception this season. He believes it’s possible under specific circumstances to have a successful season with a low interception total.
“With wins, absolutely,” he said. “I think anybody can sit back and not catch a ball and if you win feel good about it. But if you’re losing, you’re like ‘What the hell is going on?’ “
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