Moreland started five of 16 games in 2020, recording 44 tackles (33 solo), one interception and one forced fumble on 599 defensive snaps. The 2019 seventh-round pick has largely served as Washington's slot corner through two pro seasons, and while nobody will mistake him for a shutdown cover man, Moreland probably did enough to keep the same role in 2021. There is some chance he gets to compete for a starting role outside, especially if the team doesn't re-sign Ronald Darby.
Moreland will draw the start for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports. With Kendall Fuller sidelined due to a lingering calf problem, Moreland will start opposite Ronald Darby for Week 1. The good news for Moreland and Washington is that Alshon Jeffery (foot) will be inactive for the contest, leaving DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward and rookie Jalen Reagor as the team's primary receiving options.
Moreland (foot) will have the opportunity to compete for reps at outside cornerback in training camp, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. Moreland is coming off an impressive rookie season, especially for a seventh-round pick, having compiled 41 tackles (32 solo) and four defended passes across 14 contests. Fabian Moreau and Ronald Darby will enter training camp as the favorites to duke it out for the No. 2 role, but Moreland should at least get a shot to compete. He'll enter training camp at full health.
Moreland was spotted with a walking boot following Sunday's 37-27 loss to the Eagles, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Moreland was ruled doubtful to return after leaving the game in the second half. The Redskins' secondary left the game with multiple injuries, as Fabian Moreau hurt his hamstring and Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) was inactive. If the three starters can't get healthy for Week 16's matchup against the Giants, the Redskins may need to bring up a practice-squad player.
Moreland sustained a foot injury and is unlikely to return to Sunday's game against the Eagles, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports. With Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) inactive, the Redskins' secondary is losing numbers. Josh Norman entered the game in Moreland's place, and both Aaron Colvin and Danny Johnson could see upticks in usage.