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Redskins rookie cornerback Fabian Moreau will visit the doctors early next week to see where his health stands prior to the starting of training camp. He did not participate in offseason workouts.

As he continues to rehab from a torn pectoral suffered during UCLA’s pro day in March, Washington Redskins rookie cornerback Fabian Moreau will see a doctor early next week prior to training camp taking place at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.
Moreau will learn then whether or not he’s been cleared to participate in on-field activities.

“Hopefully I get cleared, or if not, hopefully it’ll be soon,” Moreau told Larry Michael on “Redskins Nation” earlier this week. “But I feel good I feel ready to get back on the field.”

Moreau was selected in the third round out of the 2017 NFL Draft. After Washington selected defensive lineman Jonathan Allen in the first round and linebacker Ryan Anderson in the second round, the team set sights on a cornerback some had graded out as a first-round talent prior to his injury.

“I had him as a first-round corner before he tore his pec bench-pressing at his pro day,” noted NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. “He’s got speed, length and ball skills. He just needs to be more consistently physical and needs more snaps to understand the game a bit better.”

While the Redskins have high expectations for Moreau, he did not record a single rep during offseason workouts, instead rehabbing on the side with other recovering players like safeties Montae Nicholson and DeAngelo Hall and linebacker Houston Bates.

To be a step behind in that regard has been difficult for the 23-year-old.

“Not being able to showcase my talents out on the field, not being able to compete out there [has been tough],” Moreau said. “But I’m a firm believer in God and his plan for me.”
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Moreau added that he’s “ready to get back on the field and show everybody what I can do.”

“I’m just willing to do my job—whatever that may be—and do it to the best of my ability and just help this team win,” Moreau said.

In four years with UCLA, Moreau recorded 148 tackles (98 solo), 26 pass breakups, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 51 career games. During his senior season in 2016, he received honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors, as he led the Bruins in passes defensed (10) while guiding a secondary that allowed a conference-low 12 passing touchdowns.

Now in a secondary that includes starting cornerbacks Josh Norman and Bashaud Breeland along with 2015 third-round pick Kendall Fuller, the Redskins will have to determine just how Moreau fits in within the group once healthy.

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is confident that Moreau will excel, though, regardless of what is asked of him or how large his workload will be as a rookie.

“He’s good at bump-and-run,” Gruden said. “I still think he’s growing. You know, he’s only been playing [cornerback], like I said, for three years, very similar to what we’re going through with [Quinton] Dunbar right here. We got another guy that can really run on the outside, you know, to go with obviously Norman and Breeland and Kendall. You can never have too many guys that are physical and can run. We play obviously a very tough division with Dez Bryant, now we have Alshon Jeffrey and obviously Brandon Marshall and Beckham, so the more guys that can run, cover and hit, the better.”

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As players take their final breaks before training camp, The Redskins Blog will take a look back at the new faces from this offseason and what we’ve learned about them, football and otherwise, so far.

Today we’ll focus on rookie linebacker Ryan Anderson.

1. He hails from Daphne, Ala.

Anderson was coached by Glenn Vickery at Daphne High School in Alabama. As a junior, Anderson posted 75 stops and 14.5 sacks, helping Daphne win the state championship. And during his senior year, he recorded 105 tackles and 12 sacks.

His numbers earned him the distinction of a five-star prospect by 247Sports.com, which ranked him as the nation’s No. 19 overall prospect and the No. 1 outside linebacker. Anderson then committed to Alabama over Auburn, Florida State, Tennessee and Illinois.

2. He was the high school and college teammate of Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon.

Anderson’s Daphne High School team was loaded with playmakers, one being current Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon.
On July 8, Anderson, along with Yeldon, Mike Pierce and Torren McGaster returned to their hometown to host a free youth football camp at Al Trione Park.

3. He has NFL pedigree.

Anderson also happens to be the second cousin of Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Wallace Gilberry.

Like Anderson, Gillberry is from Daphne, Ala., and was a standout player at the University of Alabama. In 10 NFL seasons, Gillberry tallied 191 tackles, 34 sacks, nine passes defensed and seven forced fumbles.

4. He was redshirted his freshman year at Alabama.

Given the immense talent Alabama head coach Nick Saban collects on the recruiting trail, Anderson found himself watching his teammates from the sidelines during his freshman year despite being one of the top high school linebackers in the country.

In fact, the culture shock caused Anderson to consider leaving Alabama all together.

However, Anderson’s mother convinced him to see it through, and in time he was able to exceed expectations in Tuscaloosa as an integral part of the nation’s best defense over the next four seasons, earning him a second-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.
5. His first and only career interception came on college football’s biggest stage.

Anderson’s first career interception couldn’t have come at a better time.

No. 1 Alabama had only a three-point lead heading into halftime against No. 4 Washington with 1:21 left to play in the first half of the 2017 Peach Bowl.

Washington quarterback Jake Browning seemed to have the Huskies in position to tie or take the lead, but then Anderson stepped in front of Browning’s swing pass to the sideline and returned it 26 yards to give the Crimson Tide a commanding 17-7 lead.
Anderson’s pick-6 would prove to be the difference, and Alabama would go on to win the game 24-7 and advance to the National Championship game.

6. He’s a fierce competitor.

In a high school 7-on-7 flag football tournament, Anderson and his team faced that of 2015 first-round draft pick and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. AL.com reported that Winston beat Anderson in a scoring play, and the quarterback winked at the linebacker at the start of the next snap.

Anderson then plowed over the opposing receiver that he was covering, igniting a minor scuffle between the two teams.

Anderson has maintained this intensity throughout college play and into the NFL, where Redskins’ Senior Vice President of Player Personnel Doug Williams praised the player’s ferocity and passion.

“That kid Ryan Anderson,” Williams said, “if you’re going to have an Alpha male in the locker room, he’d look like that guy.

“He doesn’t smile that much, man, but he loves to practice, he loves the game of football.”

7. His former coach named his baby after him.

Back on May 23, Jeremy Pruitt, Anderson’s defensive coordinator at Alabama, and his wife Casey named their newborn son Flynt Anderson-Foster Pruitt, after Anderson and his former Alabama teammate Reuben Foster.

Both Anderson and Foster were Top-50 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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As players take their final breaks before training camp, The Redskins Blog will take a look back at the new faces from this offseason and what we’ve learned about them, football and otherwise, so far.

Today we’ll focus on first-round defensive lineman Jonathan Allen:

1. He’s a DMV local.

Though Jonathan Allen played collegiately at Alabama, the state in which he was born, he grew up just 10 minutes from the Redskins facility in Loudon County, Va., and was raised to root for the Redskins.
“To play for the Redskins means a lot,” he said. “I still remember the days when I would come up to the Redskins’ facility when we first got Donovan McNabb and I was out there for training camp and watching them.”

With roots in Washington, Allen will enter his first NFL season with support from his parents and siblings not only as family, but as fans, too.

“For my family, they are so excited. Right in the backyard,” Allen said. “It’s something you only hear about in stories. Not really something we even thought could happen, so now that it happened is really just a blessing and a dream come true.”

Though he hasn’t even played a game with the team, Allen has already embraced his position in the community and given back to the area that he calls home, visiting the Capital Area Food Bank and assisting with its charitable operations.

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2. He’s a part of the Redskins’ new defensive plan.

As the team’s first defensive selection in the first round since linebacker Ryan Kerrigan in 2011, acquiring Allen as the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft was the first step in head coach Jay Gruden’s defensive revitalization.
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“You talk about upgrading your defense, well you have to pick a guy high. You have to take the best at the position, and he’s the best defensive lineman we thought in the draft,” the head coach said.

“We like his size, we like his strength, we like his ability to rush the passer, play the run,” he continued. “He’s a very versatile guy – he can play all the positions on defensive line. Really, never in a million years did we think he would be there at 17, but we’re happy-as-heck he was. There was not a lot of debate in there – we put the card in and took a heck-of-a football player and a great person.”

Allen is prepared to contribute to the rebuilding of the Redskins defense in any role that he can.

“As a football player, I just want to be out there. That’s the most important thing for me,” Allen said. “So, where ever the coaches tell me to play at that’s where I’m going to go play at and do it effectively.”

3. He played varsity basketball in high school.

As a student at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va., Allen was a two-sport athlete, playing football and basketball.

“You knew he was a good athlete,” said Stone Bridge High School head football coach Mickey Thompson. “You just didn’t know if he was a football player or basketball player.”

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Allen grew both in size and as an athlete, and his dominant sport soon became clear. His football success, however, was not immediate. The current defensive lineman played at wide receiver and defensive back before moving to the line. After honing his craft here, though, Allen was unstoppable.

As a senior, he recorded 119 tackles with nine sacks, six fumble recoveries, eight pass breakups, six blocked kicks and seven pass breakups. The 2012 Virginia Gatorade High School Player of the Year was a five-star recruit and nationally ranked 11th at defensive end among the Class of 2013.

4.He had an award-winning collegiate senior year.

Allen ascended the defensive line ranks at Alabama, standing out as a star player his senior season.

Though the Crimson Tide fell short of a 2016 National Championship title, Allen ended his collegiate career with countless accolades: unanimous first-team All-American selection, First-Team All-SEC selection for the third consecutive year, the Chuck Bednarik Award (awarded by the Maxwell Football Club to the best defensive player in America), the Bronko Nagurski Award (awarded annually by the Football Writers Association of America to the best defensive player in the nation), the Ted Hendricks Award (awarded by the Ted Hendricks Foundation to college football’s top defensive end), the Rotary Lombardi Award (awarded by the Rotary Club in Houston to the best college football lineman or linebacker) and finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting.

In four seasons with the Crimson Tide, Allen amassed 152 tackles along with 28 sacks, six passes defensed, three fumbles forced, three fumbles recovered and a touchdown. His 28 sacks rank the second-most in school history, only behind Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.
5. He’s recently engaged.

Just 11 days before the draft, Allen proposed to his girlfriend, Hannah Franklin. The two met at Alabama and had been dating for a few years before the April 16 proposal. Though Franklin, an Illinois native, was raised a Chicago Bears fan, according to Allen’s interview on AL.com, she will now cheer for her soon-to-be husband in Washington.
6. He was in foster care.

When divorce split his biological parents and military obligations sent his father overseas, Allen and his brother, Richard III, found themselves in the care of their mother. After moving from hotel to hotel and missing countless days of school, the brothers were placed in foster care. Seven years Jonathan’s senior, Richard III supported his younger brother and strove to provide a normal childhood atmosphere for Allen despite their circumstances.

“I had to lean on my brother a lot,” Allen told the Washington Post. “He’s the one I really leaned on. He’s the one who got us through a lot of things.”

“Honestly, those are some of the happiest times of my life,” he added of his foster care experiences. “I remember me and my brother playing football, playing games. I know it might sound crazy now but back then, as long as I was with my brother, I didn’t really care what else happened to be honest.”

Reunited with their father, Richard, nearly a year later, football became the agent that bound the Allens.

“Football really brought all three of us together,” said Richard III. “We all really loved football, and watching Jonathan excel at football brought us all together. That was great bonding time for us growing up.”

7. He has NFL role models and rivals.

Raised a Redskins fan, Allen admires a few of the franchise’s former players.

“As far as role models, [former Redskins tight end] Chris Cooley was a guy who I’ve always kind of had a relationship with, so he’s definitely been a big help to me through this process,” Allen said. “If I had to choose one, I would definitely say Chris Cooley. He’s just a great role model, a great leader, been a great mentor to me. He’s been tremendous for me.”
His favorite Redskin, however, is former running back Clinton Portis.

“He was a beast,” Allen said of Portis. “I loved the way he played the game, I loved watching him run the ball.”

Allen had the opportunity to call Portis shortly after the young defensive lineman joined the team. As Allen spoke to Portis post-draft, the retired player summed up the young player’s situation: “Falling to 17 [was] a blessing in disguise.”

As for those he’d like to take down, for Allen, the most worthy opponent can only be the league’s best.

“If I had to choose [a player I’d most like to tackle], I would say Tom Brady,” Allen said, “only because in my opinion he is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, so just to have that opportunity would be a blessing.”

Allan’s greatest adversary, however, is not in New England, but in Dallas.

“You know what I’m looking forward to the most? Playing the Cowboys,” Allen said. “Oh man, I can’t wait.”