Redskins Morgan Moses Slims Down; Excited about UVA Football
Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses says he's slimmed down to 327 pounds to get ready for his sixth season in the NFL.
"Yeah you just you know just grinding, man. Obviously pool workouts, eating right, and just taking it seriously man. Obviously, you're a professional so you have to you know hone in and perfect your craft every year and every day.
Moses played at the University of Virginia from 2010-2014 and was a third round draft pick by the Redskins. He has developed into a reliable starting lineman for the 'Skins. He'll help protect the quarterback, whoever it is this season.
"We've got three guys that can play; that can flat out play,' says Morgan. "Whoever it is that we go into it Week 1, I am confident man. Colt has been here and he's been knock at that door for that starting job and obviously he wants to be that starter. Case [Keenum], he's had his years and he's floated around the NFL a little bit. [Dwayne] Haskins, his arm talent is undeniable man. You look at that kid and he slings the ball like me in high school. That being said the guys; we have a great group of guys man. It's just getting them the reps that they need and just figuring it out there. I'm confident man in any of those guys suiting up in Week 1."
On Sunday at a post-practice press conference Moses was asked for his thoughts on Virginia picked to win the ACC's coastal division this season.
"How about we talk about the two national championships first!" Moses interupted.
Moses is obviously proud of his alma mater winning the national title this year in basketball and lacrosse. He later talked about the UVa football team.
"I was just there on Monday before we started training camp and guys are buying in," says Moses. "It's crazy. Guys - the alumni - are starting to come back: Chris Long is there - you got a lot of guys - Marcus Hagens, who played here for a little bit, he's coaching there. So you got a lot of alumni coming back and they're playing football. It's not that UVA doesn't have the talent, it's always just been [problems] here, there, separation, and stuff like that. So now that they got it going I'm excited to see what they do. So I'll be sitting down on Saturdays in the hotel after I study my film and watch some [UVA] football."