In his first-ever NFL action, it didn't take long for Redskins' cornerback Jimmy Moreland to make his presence felt.

Late in the first quarter with the Browns threatening to score their second touchdown in three drives, Moreland made three consecutive plays to keep Cleveland out of the end zone.

On second-and-goal from the one-yard line, the James Madison product broke up a fade route intended for Cleveland receiver Antonio Callaway. On third down, Moreland was in the mix once again, breaking up a slant route in the end zone.

The Browns elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal, and the rookie was right in the middle of the action again. Cleveland ran an inside handoff to running back Dontrell Hilliard, but Moreland met him in the backfield, putting his helmet straight on the football and forcing Hilliard to fumble, resulting in a Washington recovery.

Since being drafted, Moreland has made noise all offseason with his knack to have a nose the ball. In June, Moreland had three interceptions during one OTA session. The rookie brought that same energy to training camp, as he's on a quest to prove he's worth a lot more than his seventh-round draft selection.

Moreland's role during the regular season has yet to be determined, but if he keeps making plays, Washington will have a hard time keeping him off the field.

 

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