Morgan Moses, Redskins Agree to 5-Year Contract Extension

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2017

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 24: Morgan Moses #76 of the Washington Redskins looks on during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Washington defeated Chicago 41-21. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Washington and offensive tackle Morgan Moses have come to terms on a five-year contract extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com and ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan.

Per Schefter, the deal makes him the second-highest paid right tackle in the NFL.

In Moses and guard Brandon Scherff, Washington has locked down the right side of the line.

"From year one his rookie year and my second year—my first year starting—we've grown tremendously over the years," Moses told ESPN's John Keim in January. "To have someone like that, it's a blessing. He's a good guy on and off field."

In the process, Washington's offensive line has become a team strength. Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked the team's offensive line No. 7 in the NFL, with Moses, Scherff, center Spencer Long and elite left tackle Trent Williams forming a dynamic core.

And Moses ranked as Pro Football Focus' No. 17 offensive tackle in 2016 (h/t Kevin Patra of NFL.com), continuing to grow into an excellent option on the right side. Washington may have major question marks left to answer on the roster, none bigger than the future of quarterback Kirk Cousins, but the offensive line will continue to be a point of stability for the team with Moses in the fold for the foreseeable future.