Report: Washington releasing Morgan Moses

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Washington gave right tackle Morgan Moses permission to seek a trade two days ago. Moses apparently found no takers.

The team is releasing Moses, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Moses, 30, was scheduled to make $7.75 million in base salary for 2021. His release will save the team $7.735 million against the salary cap.

He started 97 games over seven seasons.

Washington drafted tackle Samuel Cosmi in the second round, so the plan likely is to make him the right tackle. The team recently signed left tackle Charles Leno, who started every game at left tackle for the Bears the past five seasons.

Washington also has veteran depth at tackle in Geron Christian Sr., a third-round choice in 2018 who made six starts at left tackle last season, and Cornelius Lucas, who made eight starts at left tackle last season. Saahdiq Charles, a fourth-round choice in 2020 who played two snaps as a rookie before going on injured reserve, can play tackle.

31 responses to “Report: Washington releasing Morgan Moses

  1. You got to feel bad for Fitz. Seems like he’s gotten the shaft everywhere he goes and now he’s expected to leads the WFT to the playoffs with two new tackles.

  2. Unless he is completely awful, why would you let someone go who gives all they got every year for over 90 percent of the snaps. I think durability should mean something to a team. Now with that said if nobody picks him up, then I will know the answer to the first part of my post.

  3. “Washington also has veteran depth at tackle in Geron Christian Sr.”
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    Hes already been released

  4. ac1216 says:
    May 20, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Unless he is completely awful, why would you let someone go who gives all they got every year for over 90 percent of the snaps.

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    You need to be a lot better than not completely awful to take up $7 million of the salary cap.

  5. I would not be too quick to sign. Every year a few tackles go down leaving teams desperate for replacments. He could get his 7 million if the timing is right.

  6. we need a guy just like this. He’d be an instant upgrade at either tackle or guard – move Fant to guard if need be.

  7. Eagles fan, but i’m a big fan of what Rivera is building down in DC. It’s refreshing after all the years of mediocrity. Divisional football is always more enjoyable when teams are run well and playing well.

  8. Good luck Moses! Seemed like a good guy and locker room presence. Was a warrior, playing through injuries constantly, which is probably jumped off sides and held every other play!

    Rivera has done a great job accumulating depth and we dont have to hold on to the aging vets anymore,

  9. This makes ZERO sense! Draft and free agency are over. You are already under the cap by a whopping margin. Release him AFTER the season!

  10. Just a guess, but it seems Rivera decided either Moses would be cut or he would be on the second team and not play very much. This way Moses can sign with another team and go through its full training camp. Class act all the way around, especially Moses. Wish him well.

  11. Titans don’t need him. LT Lewan is a top 5 LT. Amd just drafted Radunz at RT in the 2nd rd. And good backup tackles is Sambraillo and Lamm

  12. Ok… this my way or the highway stuff had better pay off cause the WFT keep letting decent players go for nothing…. eventually that catches up to you and if you don’t have a belichek resume… you’ll be commenting on PFT like me lol

  13. maybe they can re-sign him at a lower price.
    Otherwise I suspect this is a move to free up some extra money. you get a long-term contract with either Brandon scherff or Jonathan Allen locked up.
    If that is true then this is business and it really hurts because he is a top-notch player his body is starting to break down
    And sooner or later The Turk will come calling

  14. I hate to see this happen but I understand. As most have argued, I think this about setting the team up financially to keep the young talent they’ve acquired through the draft over the past few years. Makes you wonder what the Skins decide to do with Scherff in 2022.

  15. This is the new NFL. Teams would rather roll into the season with a young cheap question mark at the position instead of a decent veteran who’s paid average/high market value. Not a fan but it is what it is.

  16. cletuspstillwaterjr says:

    May 20, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I would not be too quick to sign. Every year a few tackles go down leaving teams desperate for replacments. He could get his 7 million if the timing is right.
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    No chance he gets 7 million this year. If he waits til into the season for an injury to occur then his contract would need to be more than 7 million because prorated a 7 million dollar contract after missing say 4 weeks of the season is now closer to 5.5 million than 7.

  17. Sounds to me like the man hinted that he wanted more money while has 2 years left on his contract at over 7 mil per.

    That’s they only thing that makes since. This came out of nowhere.

    We got 4-5 beast on the Defensive Line that need to get paid first if we can keep them.

    “Above Average players” gets paid before “Average Players”. Moses is solid but not a star.

  18. I think the Steelers need to sign him and the other guy Washington cut too.

  19. poseidon420247 says:
    May 20, 2021 at 6:37 pm
    Eagles fan, but i’m a big fan of what Rivera is building down in DC. It’s refreshing after all the years of mediocrity. Divisional football is always more enjoyable when teams are run well and playing well.
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    I’m sure it is refreshing to see your team go from 3-13 to 7-9. However, they are not even mediocre. Of their 7 wins, only one win was against a team that finished the season with at least a .500 record. Two wins against the Eagles, one against the Bengals and Panthers… that’s not really saying a whole lot. Just because you bring in different players does not mean you’ll do better. Some of them will come with their own set of problems.

  20. Kinda surprised about this, maybe he was a bit overpaid but a solid starter. It never hurts to be deep in the OL. We had plenty of cap space.

  21. The Bears could solidify their OL with this guy. Allow the kid to play some RT and take care of business

  22. Moses won’t be wandering the desert long before somebody picks him up

  23. “I think the Steelers need to sign him and the other guy Washington cut too.”

    Trust us, you do not want the other dude we cut ==> Christian.

    Bum

  24. It’s an odd move unless the long term plan is to free up money to sign Defensive Lineman for the future…if that’s the case, it sucks for Moses but strategically sensible…

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