The Washington Football Team released right tackle Morgan Moses on Thursday after the team was unable to trade him. The team also cut left tackle Geron Christian, a 2018 third-rounder who began last season as a starter before being benched.
The cuts come as Washington has reshuffled its offensive line over the past few weeks. Washington signed left tackle Charles Leno, drafted tackle Sam Cosmi and traded for guard Ereck Flowers.
Washington gave Moses permission to seek a trade earlier this week. But the 30-year-old carried a $7.5 million salary — which made it unlikely teams would take on that figure, especially when it was clear Washington would cut Moses if it couldn’t find a suitor.
Moses’ departure comes after seven seasons. The 2014 third-rounder out of Virginia was one of Washington’s most dependable players, starting every game since 2015 and battling through multiple injuries. Moses was well respected in the locker room and had emerged as an outspoken leader in the last few seasons.
For a brief moment, Moses was the longest-tenured player on Washington’s roster. The team opted not to re-sign long-snapper Nick Sundberg or pass-rusher Ryan Kerrigan — who arrived before Moses — this offseason, giving Moses the title.
But now, Moses will have to find a new team.
Christian, meanwhile, was largely unproductive over his three seasons with Washington. The Louisville product spent most of his time as a backup, starting just eight of his 24 games across three seasons.