Morgan Moses signs; all Redskins draft picks under contract

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The Redskins have signed offensive tackle Morgan Moses, the 66th overall pick earlier this month, the team announced this morning.

With Morgan under contract, the Redskins now have signed all eight of their 2014 selections. 

The deal figures to be worth a little more than $3 million over four years with a signing bonus of about $700,000, based on the NFL’s slotted salary system for rookies.

The Redskins hope the 6-foot-6, 318-pound U.Va. product will develop into a long-term starter at right tackle. But given how raw he is, it’s tough to say when exactly that will happen. For it to happen this season, Morgan would have to unseat veteran Tyler Polumbus, the team’s starting right tackle the past two years.

Coach Jay Gruden said after rookie minicamp earlier this month that the plan is to take a patient approach with Moses.

Morgan,” Gruden said, “he’s got a ways to go. He’s moving over to right tackle and we’re introducing him to the outside zone the way we want it, the protections the way we want it and it’s going to take some time. But we’re happy with his progress. He’s got major, major upside with his size.”

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