NFL Rumors: Top Landing Spots for Santana Moss If Cut

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05:  Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the New York Giants on December 5, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Redskins 31-7.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Let's take a look at the three likeliest landing spots for Santana Moss if he gets cut.

ProFootballTalk is reporting that Santana Moss is a shoe-in to be cut by the Washington Redskins after the team signed Pierre Garcon and Joshua Morgan in free agency.

So where does that leave Moss?

At 33 years old, Moss is still capable of stretching the field with his wheels, though they aren't exactly as well-oiled as they used to be. 

So, which teams could use a veteran receiver?

Houston Texans

With all the receivers flying off the free agency board, the Texans are still waiting to find out if they might have a shot to land Peyton Manning

After Andre Johnson, the Texans don't really have a reliable option at the wide receiver position. Not a good thing when trying to land a Hall of Fame quarterback. 

Moss' ability to take the top off a defense should pair well with Johnson, and having two receivers who can take it to the house on any given play could do wonders for their running game, as well.

Moss could be a valuable addition and at the very least a worthy stop-gap for a year or two while the Texans continue to try and find some more help through the draft. 

Jacksonville Jaguars

If ever there was a team in need at this position, it's the Jaguars.

I have to be honest. I expected the Jaguars to make a run at one of the many terrific receivers coming out of this year's free-agency class, but they've been as quiet as a church mouse so far.

Their two tight ends, Marcedes Lewis and Zach Miller, are their two best receiving threats, which isn't saying much.

Moss won't be a savior for Blaine Gabbert (or Tim Tebow, for that matter), but he could be a nice role player to pair with a couple of young guns from the draft.

New Orleans Saints

Since the Saints have officially lost out on keeping Robert Meachem in the fold, they are in the market for his replacement.

Moss is someone who could come right in and pick up where Meachem left off. He is a good route-runner who would thrive within Sean Payton and Drew Brees' offense.

He'd be dangerous both in the slot or outside, depending on where Devery Henderson lines up. Combined with Marques Colston, Darren Sproles and Lance Moore, Moss would give the Saints a quick-striking lineup.