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Morgan Moses Placed On Season-Ending IR

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on Thursday announced that rookie offensive lineman Morgan Moses was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with a Lisfranc injury suffered during one-on-one drills at Wednesday's practice.

Gruden described the injury as "just a fluke thing."

Go behind the scenes as Redskins offensive lineman Morgan Moses goes in front of the camera for his 2014 photo shoot.

"He was just pass setting in one-on-ones and he said he thought he felt his shoe come off his foot, and he tore it," Gruden said.

Moses was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of this year's NFL Draft out of the University of Virginia.

The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Moses appeared in eight games this season, alternating his time between left and right tackle.

In Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers, Moses recorded his first-career start.

Facing one of the best pash rushes in the NFL, Gruden said Moses did an admirable job against the 49ers.

"We threw Morgan Moses to the wolves, man," he said after the game. "It was the San Francisco 49ers and Aldon Smith, one of the better pass rushers. We tried to help him every now and then with a chipper and he did an admirable job for his first time out. I think you can see that he is going to be a left tackle/right tackle in this NFL for quite an amount of time – for a long time – because of his big, long body and he will get better."

While his timetable for recovery has yet to be determined, Gruden did say he's looking forward to seeing Moses back out on the field, and believes he has the ability to play a large role on the team next season.

"We wanted to see a lot of him here the last three weeks, but you know he's still got a bright future," he said. "I think it was a good learning experience for him this year. ... He was able to get a good start against San Francisco. He played some minutes here and there."

Also a pointed emphasis for Moses next season is to solidify which side of the line he'll take the majority of his snaps.

"I think the thing moving forward with him is try to get him on one side and let him play," Gruden said. "He just has got to get healthy first."

In corresponding moves Thursday, running back Chris Thompson – who has been on the practice squad the entire season – was signed to the active roster, while tackle Edawn Coughman was signed to the practice squad.




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