While nothing is set in stone for the start of the regular season, the waiving of Scandrick has clearly opened up an opportunity for Moreau to earn a starting job in camp. He is expected to compete with both Quinton Dunbar and Danny Johnson for a spot working opposite of All-Pro Josh Norman in the secondary.
Moreau mostly worked as Josh Norman's backup at left cornerback during offseason practices, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.
A third-round pick last year, Moreau played only 59 defensive snaps as a rookie, but led the team in special teams snaps (340). With Norman locked in at left cornerback and Orlando Scandrick (back) expected to man the slot, Moreau could get a look on the right side if Quinton Dunbar struggles during training camp. The more likely scenario features Moreau opening his second NFL season as Washington's No. 4 corner.
Moreau hurt his ankle and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
The rookie has struggled with injuries to his chest and hamstring so far this year and now adds an ankle to the list. He will continue to provide mostly special teams depth when healthy.
Moreau (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
The rookie corner may have seen an increased workload with Bashaud Breeland (knee) inactive, but Josh Norman (ribs) was able to return early and will likely keep Moreau away from many defensive snaps.
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/8/18||@ NO||8:15 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|12||11/22/18||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|13||12/3/18||@ PHI||8:15 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|