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Washington Releases RT Morgan Moses

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The Washington Football Team has released tackle Morgan Moses permission to seek a trade, according to the Washington Post.

Moses has started every game over the last six seasons at tackle for Washington, but became expendable after the team signed free agent Charles Leno from the Chicago Bears and drafted Samuel Cosmi from Texas in the second round.

Moses was due $7.5 million for each of the next two seasons on the end of a five-year contract he signed in 2017. Washington will be on the hook for $1.9 million in deferred signing bonus.

The Steelers have a need at tackle after losing starting left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and versatile guard/tackle Matt Feiler to free agency. 

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Their current depth chart projects Chukwuma Okorafor to start at left tackle and Zach Banner at right tackle. Okorafor has never played left tackle in the NFL after making 15 starts at right tackle last season. Banner started one game at right tackle last season before suffering an ACL injury that he has yet to fully recover from.

The Steelers also signed free agent Joe Haeg and drafted Dan Moore Jr. from Texas A&M to shore up their depth at the position, but Moses would likely represent a significant upgrade.

According to Pro Football Focus, Moses was the No. 18 overall tackle in football in 2020 with a 79.9 grade. Okorafor was the No. 70 tackle with a 57.4 rating.

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