Team officials said the wide receiver Moss passed his physical
Monday night, but Coles isn't due to report to the New York Jets
for his exam until Wednesday morning.
The physicals are the final necessity to complete the
Coles-for-Moss trade, a swap of two receivers who were unhappy with
their respective teams' conservative offenses last year. The teams
agreed on the deal Saturday morning.
The trade comes with a huge price tag for the Redskins, who have
to pay Coles the final $5 million of a $13 million signing bonus.
Coles will count $9.3 million against Washington's salary cap this
season, virtually eliminating any major acquisitions for the rest
of free agency.
Moss is entering the final year of his contract, and the
Redskins will begin talks to sign him to a new deal once the trade
The Redskins also announced Tuesday that they have re-signed
defensive tackle Cedric Killings, who was signed as a free agent in
2004 and assigned to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe.