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Moore has been pleasant surprise for Redskins

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By Eric Edholm

All offseason, Redskins sources spoke of the club wanting to find a way to move LaRon Landry closer to the line of scrimmage to take advantage of his hitting ability and to take away center-field coverage duties from him. The problem was that the two other safeties on the roster with the most starting ability, Chris Horton and Reed Doughty, are also in-the-box types. The solution has come instead with the pleasant emergence of Kareem Moore, who didn't get major snaps on defense last season until the final two games of the season. Moore has fended off Doughty for the starting FS job and has been one of the stars of camp to date. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett recently gave Moore some high praise, calling him a "ball magnet" and comparing him to the Rams' O.J. Atogwe, who has 19 interceptions in his young career. Moore still has work to do, but it would be an upset at this point if he wasn't starting at free safety in Week One against the Cowboys.


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