Aldrick Robinson passed all of the requisite neurological tests during an examination Wednesday afternoon and has been cleared to play Sunday against the Falcons.Robinson, the Redskins No. 5 wide receiver, also participated fully in practice Thursday, less than a week after being knocked unconscious for more than a minute during a pregame collision with teammate Brandon Meriweather.Hes ready to go full speed, Coach Mike Shanahan said after practice.Shanahan said he thought Robinson could have played in Tampa Bay, but NFL rules prohibited him from suiting up.Ill be honest with you, after talking to him after he went out, I thought he could have played that afternoon, Shanahan said. But it was one of those situations with the rules where you cant play after youre knocked out.He felt very good, never had any side effects, the coach added. Right from the start, he felt good that evening and the next day. You never know if hes going to pass the test for sure, but I felt like there was a good chance.
On the field, Fabian Moreau makes plays from his cornerback slot that translate to the NFL game. Staying on the field has been a different matter though.
In five seasons at UCLA, Moreau dealt with his fair share of adversity. He took a medical redshirt year in 2015, suffering a Lisfranc injury three games into the year. More devestating to his draft status, however, was an injury suffered during his Pro Day in late March. Moreau tore his pectoral muscle while lifting weights.
For many, that injury caused his slip from a possible fringe first rounder to Washington's prize with the 81st pick. It's possible Moreau will be back from injury by the time training camp opens, but it seems likely he begins the summer sessions in Richmond on the PUP list.
At the combine, Moreau ran a 4.35 40-yard dash. Serious speed, and it instantly makes the 6-foot, 206 lbs., Moreau the fastest corner on the Redskins.
In his senior season, Moreau grabbed two interceptions, forced a fumble and made 31 tackles. Not scared to get physical and play press coverage, Moreau's mindset should mesh well with Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland as he looks to force his way to playing time.
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After taking Alabama DL Jonathan Allen in the first round and Crimson Tide linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second, the Redskins drafted UCLA corner back Fabian Moreau in the third.
Moreau may have been drafted earlier but he suffered a torn pectoral lifting weights during his pro day. Although medical evaluations have said he should be ready to participate in training camp, he lasted until the 81st pick.
Moreau has good size at 6-0, 206 and he is a plus athlete. At the combine he ran a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash. In 2016 he led the Bruins with six pass breakups and also two interceptions. He is also considered to be a good run defender.