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Washington Redskins end speculation by reaching decision on popular star's future

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The Washington Redskins are in a period of transition as we move ever closer to the 2015 NFL season.

Having won just seven games over the course of the last two campaigns, there has been much emphasis on rebuilding and moving forward as Jay Gruden looks to win over a skeptical fan base in his second year in charge.

Heading for the exit

Inevitably, such change brings with it high profile departures. That appears to be the case today with reports that the Redskins are to cut ties with a 10 year veteran of the team.

According to ESPN's John Keim the Washington Redskins have decided against bringing back veteran wide receiver Santana Moss. The two-time All-Pro has seen his role greatly diminish under Gruden - he caught just 10 passes for 116 yards in 2014 - and, at 33-years-old, is no longer in the team's plans.

"As of now, Moss’ time in Washington has ended." - John Keim, ESPN

With the Redskins having drafted two wide receivers (Jamison Crowder, Evan Spencer) there would unlikely be room for Moss on the 53 man roster meaning he will not be retained having headed for free agency following the 2014 season.

Big impact

Although few would argue the time is probably right to say goodbye to the man that arrived from the New York Jets in 2005, there is no doubting Santana Moss leaves having added his name to Washington folklore.

Over 10 seasons with the Redskins Moss racked up 7,867 yards (four 1,000 yard season) and 66 touchdowns. The number 89 still holds the franchise record for receiving yards in a season having hauled in 84 passes for 1,483 yards and nine TDs in his first season.

Having seen his Washington days come to an end it is now likely that Moss will head for retirement.

Redskins moving on

As alluded to above, the 2015 season is an important one for the Washington Redskins. After stuttering to a 4-12 record last time out Gruden must show that he is taking the franchise in the right direction.

With Robert Griffin III to be handed the reigns at quarterback once again it is also a big year for the former Rookie of the Year.

Washington Fans: Are you sad to see Moss go, or is it time for a big shake up at the franchise? Let us know in the comments section below...

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