Redskins tackle Morgan Moses gets extension

The Washington Redskins prevented one possible free-agent departure next offseason, signing right tackle Morgan Moses to an extension Thursday, the team announced.

Terms of Moses' deal weren't announced, but sources told ESPN's Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter that the extension is for five years. It also will make Moses the second-highest-paid right tackle in the NFL. Philadelphia's Lane Johnson makes $11.25 million per year; Detroit signed Rick Wagner to a deal worth $9.25 million annually earlier this offseason.

Moses entered the NFL as a third-round pick in 2014 and became a full-time starter in his second season. His play early in the '15 training camp enabled the Redskins to move fifth overall pick Brandon Scherff to guard. Last season, Moses established himself as one of the better right tackles, playing alongside Scherff.

"I look back at three years ago where I was at the draft -- to be here where I'm one of the first guys in my class to sign a big extension, it just shows you that if you stay blessed and you stay true to your process, anything can happen," Moses said in a statement released by the team.

Moses, 26, would have been one of three potential unrestricted free agents next offseason on the Redskins' line. Center Spencer Long and left guard Shawn Lauvao also are entering the final year of their contracts. Two other offensive starters are in the same spot: quarterback Kirk Cousins and receiver Terrelle Pryor.

The Redskins have eight defensive players who could be unrestricted free agents in 2018, including corner Bashaud Breeland and linebackers Zach Brown, Mason Foster, Will Compton and Trent Murphy.