The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Kedric Golston and signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Leigh Torrence. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Golston, 28, returns for his seventh NFL season in 2012, all with the Redskins. Last season, he played in nine games, finishing the season with 29 tackles (15 solo), three quarterback pressures, two tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
Golston (6-4, 310) was originally drafted by the Redskins in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (196th overall). He has played in 82 regular season games with 44 starts and has compiled 250 career tackles (148 solo), seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. In addition, he has contributed on special teams, having blocked a field goal attempt and an extra point attempt during the 2007 season.
Golston played collegiately at Georgia as part of the team that won the school's first SEC Championship in 20 years in 2005. Despite battling an elbow injury, as a senior, he recorded 21 tackles (13 solo), 1.5 sacks and 28 quarterback pressures, which ranked second on the team. He was also named the recipient of the 2005 Leon Farmer Strength and Conditioning Award.
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:05 PM EDT
By Scott Abraham