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Moss Wants to 'Build On Something New'

Santana Moss is full-go in practice this week and he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Moss remains disappointed that he wasn't able to finish last Sunday's game against Green Bay, but he said: "It's another week and I feel like it's time for me to build on something new."

Moss removed himself in the fourth quarter of the Green Bay game because his hamstring was fatigued, he said.

It was his first game action in two weeks--he had missed the Lions game to recover from a groin injury.

"My hamstring just got fatigued [in Sunday's game against the Packers]," he said. "[My legs] cramped up. It feels a lot better than it did Sunday."

Moss did not catch a pass in the Redskins' 17-14 loss to Green Bay, the first time that has happened in two-plus seasons with the club. He had several dropped passes in the game and his third-quarter fumble was returned 57 yards for a touchdown by Packers cornerback Charles Woodson.

Afterwards, Moss said he blamed himself for the loss. In the days following the game, teammates such as London Fletcher and Chris Cooley said it wasn't Moss's responsibility to take blame, that it was a team loss.

Meantime, Moss has had time for reflection on what happened during the game.

"I had to really sleep on it to really understand that you aren't perfect," he said. "Once I thought about it, and once I watched the game from the perspective of what I did the whole game, I played really great when it came to everything else, from my blocking assignments to running around real good.

"It's just that I did some things that I don't like to do. We paid for it as a team, and I feel like I paid for it individually."

Moss emphasized that he would never remove himself from a game due to a mistake.

"I would never come out of a game because I had dropped a pass or two," he said. "That's a coward. I just felt like my leg wasn't feeling well. I didn't want to be out there if I couldn't go 100 percent."

So far this season, Moss has 12 catches for 199 yards, a 16.6 yards-per-catch average.

None of the Redskins' wide receivers have a touchdown catch yet, though. Tight end Chris Cooley has four TD catches and Mike Sellers has one.

Said Moss: "You're more concerned about winning games than anything else. You are always concerned about what you want to do individually, but if you don't get it right then and there, you can't just panic.

"You have to say, 'Let's keep pushing.' Hopefully, as a wide receiver corps, we're going to get on track. Right now, we're taking advantage of whatever is given. Cooley is getting some good looks."

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