ASHBURN, Va. (WWBT) - Morgan Moses has been the Redskins’ ironman of sorts. His body hasn’t gone unpunished, but he’s battled through aches, pains and injuries for a good portion of his career.
Now the Meadowbrook and UVA product gets set to begin his sixth season in Washington, and is nearing full health as veteran mini-camp closes.
“I feel great, man,” Moses said following a mini-camp workout. “coming back from injury, it’s been a lot of rehab, but I’m ready. I’ve been out here physically with the guys and it just feels good to be back running on this field.”
Moses spent the off-season recovering and rehabilitating from knee and Achilles issues. Despite suffering those injuries during the 2018 season, he still played in all 16 of Washington’s games, a feat he’s accomplished every year since 2015.
“It’s always the mental. Coming back from injury, you try to move the same way you did before and you know obviously for me, man, just being able to fight through everything and play all 16-plus games and being available, I think that’s one of the things that I do great.”
With Trent Williams not in attendance at mini-camp due to his holdout, Moses is the second most-experienced player on the offensive line (Tony Bergstrom has two years on him). Entering training camp, it’ll be a revolving door behind the former Monarch as the Redskins head into the preseason with an open competition at quarterback, but Moses isn’t worried about which QB he’ll protect. He’s focused on himself and improving as a player and a leader.
“Not worrying about who’s behind me, just getting my job done,” Moses said, “making sure I’m ready to go in training camp. You know obviously we got a fast start and there’s no room for any complaints or any setbacks or anything like that.”
Stakes are high in the nation’s capital this season. It’s widely thought that Jay Gruden would not return as head coach without a playoff appearance. Moses says that the key is focusing on the little details- cutting down on penalties (Moses committed the most penalties in the NFL last season), and making sure the younger players get work in at home.
“We’ve always had pieces, man, but pieces don’t really mean a lot if you don’t put it together on the field, so that, for us, is a focal point of just paying attention to detail.”
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