Update: Morgan Moses didn't request a trade
Sources: Morgan Moses "didn't ask to be traded". The Washington Football Team "presented the trade idea to him". Also, Washington is "looking to move forward with their younger players and Moses is not exactly in their future plans". @wusa9 @WUSA9sports https://t.co/FUNc64bQ9u— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) May 19, 2021
This was unexpected. Ian Rapoport is reporting that Washington is allowing RT Morgan Moses to seek a trade and they are likely moving on from the veteran who hasn't missed a game since becoming the full-time starter in 2015.
Moses was taken in the 3rd round in 2014, ending his long wait in the green room. He is from Virginia and played at Virginia before joining the local team to become a professional football player.
Washington has been drastically changing their roster since Ron Rivera took the team over last January. Turnover was expected, but this move was not one that was anticipated to happen this year. The team has been adding offensive tackles both in the draft(Sam Cosmi) and in free agency(Charles Leno Jr).
The team was expected to hold competition for the left tackle spot that was manned by Geron Christian Sr and Cornelius Lucas last season. Now with the team apparently making the decision to move on from Moses, they will need to sort out both tackle positions, and determine who is their swing tackle.
Rapoport mentions that Moses is due $7.75 million this year, and any team trading for him will pick up that contract. He is under contract through next year, and will be due another $7.75 million. Will a team give up picks/players for a starting tackle for 2 years/$15.5 million? Will Washington just cut Moses if they can't find a trade partner, and how long will they hold on to him?
Very surprising.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) May 18, 2021
- Had a good 2020 season.
- Not paid a ton and they don't need $$
- Has not missed a start since 2015
- 1 of most respected guys in locker room.
- One of the top leaders on the team. https://t.co/yO2TWd5IXy
As @RapSheet reported, Washington has given Morgan Moses permission to seek a trade. This is a natural byproduct of signing Charles Leno and drafting Sam Cosmi. Was told Leno coming here to start at LT; didn't draft Cosmi in 2nd round to sit.— John Keim (@john_keim) May 18, 2021