Friday, April 28, 2017

Redskins Extend Contract with Key Offensive Lineman

The Washington Redskins quietly made an impact move that was overshadowed by Day 1 of the NFL Draft.

Morgan Moses, the team's starting right tackle, agreed to a five-year extension to stay in Washington. At 26 years old, Moses is now the second-highest-paid right tackle in the game. The new deal prevents the humble Virginia native from hitting the open market next offseason.

"I look back at three years ago where I was at the draft—to be here where I'm one of the first guys in my class to sign a big extension, it just shows you that if you stay blessed and you stay true to your process, anything can happen," Moses said in a team-released statement.

Photo: The Washington Post
Moses, selected in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, has been a key contributor to Washington's improved offensive line over the past two seasons. His emergence as a starter allowed the team to shift last year's first-round pick, Brandon Scherff, to right guard.

The ability to stay healthy, though, was a concern for Moses after missing half of his rookie season with a Lisfranc injury. After landing on injured reserve, he was determined to bounce back and brush himself off.

Since the foot injury, Moses has not missed a regular season game. In 2016, he received the Ed Block Courage award, which honors one player from each team who displays professionalism, courage, and sportsmanship while facing adversity.

Off the field, Moses stays busy with charitable work in the community. A strong believer in education, he created the Morgan Moses Foundation, which strives to motivate children through fun and educational activities.