The Washington Football Team lost another free agent defender yesterday. CB Fabian Moreau has reportedly signed a 1-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Details of the contract haven't been released, but he is likely getting a cheap prove it deal.
Was definite interest in bringing him back. He’ll get more chances to play in Atl. Entered FA wanting that chance. https://t.co/1CKDi8fatS— John Keim (@john_keim) March 24, 2021
Moreau was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL draft. He started 18 games in his 4 years with Washington, and had his most starts(10) in 2018. He saw a big decline in snaps in 2019, and last year he barely played 15% of the snaps on defense.
Despite that decline in playing time, Washington reportedly wanted him back. Moreau decided to move on, and followed former Vice President of Player Personnel Kyle Smith to the Atlanta Falcons.
Washington's CB group has already seen some changes since free agency started. They tried to re-sign Ronald Darby, but he went to the Broncos on a 3-year deal. William Jackson III was signed in free agency and will start along with Kendall Fuller, last year's big FA signing.
They re-signed Danny Johnson, but he was used exclusively on special teams last season. That leaves Jimmy Moreland, Greg Stroman, and Cole Luke for depth. Washington is looking to bring in more cornerbacks, and could add one soon according to John Keim.