A former third-round Washington draftee, Moreau played in the slot and outside at points with his original team. The Falcons, who added longtime Washington exec Kyle Smith to their front office this year, will bring in Moreau to help their secondary.
Moreau will join a secondary that fared poorly in Dan Quinn and Raheem Morris‘ final seasons with the Falcons. The Falcons ranked last in pass defense in 2020. They have a young group of corners, headed by 2020 first-round pick A.J. Terrell, due back but certainly will need some outside help going into Dean Pees‘ first season as DC.
After Moreau enjoyed a steady gig for the 2018 and ’19 Washington squads, Ron Rivera reduced his role last season. The UCLA product played just 15% of Washington’s defensive snaps in 2020. Washington was still believed to be interested in re-signing Moreau, per ESPN.com’s John Keim (on Twitter). Instead, Moreau will head to Atlanta looking to bounce back. He should be expected to see more frequent playing time than he did last season.