Morgan said he feels “100 times better” in this training camp than he did at any point last season. He underwent offseason surgeries to repair the torn ligaments in his hands and to have a plate and seven screws removed from his leg.
“I feel like a new man,” Morgan said, “instead of the bionic man last year.”
The Post Sports Live crew offers early impressions on the injuries, recoveries and fans from the first week of Redskins training camp.
Insight on the Redskins and all the latest news from Post reporters Mike Jones and Mark Maske.
The Redskins probably would be ecstatic with more of the same from Moss, who led the team with eight touchdown catches last season. The Redskins tried but failed to sign another free agent wide receiver, Eddie Royal, at the same time they added Garcon and Morgan. Signing Royal might have led the Redskins to consider releasing Moss. Instead, the team handed Moss a new, reduced role last season as a third-down receiver working out of the slot.
He thrived in it, reporting to training camp last year in superb shape and going on to produce 41 catches for 573 yards.
“Right now I’m on a team where we have a lot of talent,” said Moss, now 34. “I’ve been on plenty of teams like this. Whatever Coach wants me to do, I’m gonna be ready to do it. I’ve did everything. This is my 13th season. There ain’t nothing I haven’t done. Last year was a challenge for me because it was something different. I enjoyed it and I enjoyed being called on the times they called on me.”
The Redskins also have holdovers Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson and Dezmon Briscoe and they signed veterans Donte Stallworth and Devery Henderson to vie for roster spots.
If Griffin is to continue to develop as a pocket passer in the NFL as he works his way back from knee surgery in January amid so much talk that his style of play must change for him to safeguard himself, he needs as many dependable options as possible among his wide receivers.
“One of the strengths is we have most of the same guys back so that familiarity with those guys is going to be great,” Griffin said this week. “We’ll have a lot of timing, a lot of rhythm together. . . . We’ve got a lot of guys that do a lot of great things and together I think collectively they can be one of the best.”