Santana Moss Injury: Why Washington Redskins Should Pick Up Terrell Owens

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistOctober 24, 2011

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 24: Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins hauls in a touchdown pass against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 24, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Redskins defeated the Bears 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Washington Redskins have lost arguably their best receiver to a hand injury for the next month, which means they need to be heavy players in the Terrell Owens sweepstakes. 

Santana Moss fractured his left hand in the Redskins' 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Moss wasn't leading the team in receiving yards, but he did have the most targets, receptions and touchdowns. 

Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Washington tweeted that Moss will be out three to four weeks. 

The Redskins have now lost two games in a row, which puts a damper on the nice start to their season. Washington has to find a way to turn things around if it wants to be competitive in the NFC East.

The division is still a wide-open race and, surprisingly, the Redskins are capable of winning it. 

However, without Moss the Redskins are going to find it very difficult to move the ball down the field, and they'll continue to struggle with passing touchdowns. 

Washington also lost Tim Hightower to a knee injury on Sunday, and Russell believes it may be a torn ACL. 

With the Redskins offense deteriorating, they need to make a move to strengthen their team. 

Terrell Owens may be coming off knee surgery, but he claims he is fully healthy and ready to go. There is uncertainty with signing Owens, but the reward outweighs the risk if he plays as well as he has in the past.

Several teams are in the hunt for Owens, so it won't be easy for Washington. However, the Redskins need to do whatever it takes to land him.

Washington has problems all over its offense, but adding Owens will make it a better team. After all, what does it have to lose signing Owens to a one-year deal?

That's all Owens is going to get because there is fear of the unknown. Nobody knows for sure that he'll be as good as he was last season, but sometimes you have to take a gamble. Granted, it will be a small one since it's not a long-term contract.

The Redskins don't have much time, as Owens is likely to be signed this week. He may have a bad past and major diva-like qualities, but he's a great receiver that will help the Redskins offense. 

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