Santana Moss has been inactive for all four of the Redskins’ games this year, a development that the veteran wide receiver said “hurts”.

It sounds like Redskins coach Jay Gruden is sympathetic to Moss’ situation but that right now he simply isn’t one of the Redskins’ best options at the position. Pierre Garçon, DeSean Jackson, and Andre Roberts are the unquestioned top three receivers. Gruden’s weekly decision is to activate two between Moss, rookie Ryan Grant, and Aldrick Robinson.

“We’re only dressing five wide receivers,” said Gruden. “He definitely has the talent to be one of the five. It’s just right now with Aldrick’s speed and DeSean’s kind of had the hurt shoulder we wanted to have another speed threat out there; 4.25, 4.3 [time in the 40] is tough to substitute for. And then of course Ryan Grant emerging as the young guy, we want to make sure he gets his rep from time to time.”

Robinson was active over Moss in the two games before Jackson suffered a sprained AC joint so it appears that the younger, faster, but far less accomplished player is the choice over Moss regardless of Jackson’s health.