Despite attempting only 31 passes in the preseason, Robert Griffin III said saw enough action to feel prepared going into next month's opener in New Orleans.Like the rest of the Redskins' starters, the rookie quarterback will not play Wednesday against Tampa Bay.The thing about preseason is you just want get out there, get afeel for the game and do what you practice, Griffin said during his weekly media availability Monday. Coach Mike Shanahan says all the time the best way to judgeyourself is through game tape. I went out and put some footage out there formyself to learn from.Griffin finished the exhibition season 20 of 31 passing for193 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He was also sacked three times all against in Chicago and lost two fumbles.Most important, though, he avoided injury.You want to stay healthy, have fun and make sure you getbetter," Griffin said. "And we did all of those things."I think Im ready to go for the season, Week 1 against theSaints, he continued. You want to play enough to where you can get better,but not too much to where you can leave yourself out there for injuries.Griffin insisted the workload was sufficient. Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, by comparison, attempted 64 passes.I dont feel like I didnt work enough, he said. I feellike we got a lot of work in. I threw the ball on third down, moved the chains,scored some touchdowns. Thats all you can ask for.
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.