Having chemistry and a good rapport with teammates are some of the most critical factors in order to have a successful defense in the NFL.
So rather than leaving a quality relationship between one another on the field, the Redskins secondary decided to take their bond with one another to another level.
On Monday evening, the position group went bowling together, a way for the crew to hang out without football being involved.
Cornerbacks Josh Norman and Jimmy Moreland both documented snippets from the secondary's night out on their Instagram story. Monday was also Moreland's 24th birthday.
Moreland has impressed all offseason, standing out in minicamp, OTAs, and training camp. The seventh-round pick has earned plenty of praise from head coach Jay Gruden and almost certainly locked himself into a roster spot. He could see significant playing time early on in the season, especially if Fabian Moreau is unable to go Week 1.
But perhaps Moreland's bowling skills are slept on as well. According to his Instagram story, the former James Madison Duke bowled a 177, throwing five strikes in a row at one point. Norman came in second place, bowling a 151.
Washington's secondary seemed to have plenty of fun on Monday night, and bowling together was just one example of the group becoming close with one another with the season right around the corner. With several questions on the offensive side of the ball, Washington is expected to lean on its defense significantly in 2019 in order to remain competitive.
The Burgundy and Gold will take the field next on Thursday against Baltimore for their final preseason matchup, with many starters not expected to play. Their Week 1 clash against Philadelphia follows just 10 days later.
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