Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Redskins Sign Three

Yesterday, CSN Washington confirmed that the Washington Redskins have added three more defensive players to their roster. The team resigned defensive end Kedric Golston and signed safety Madieu Williams and cornerback Leigh Torrence.

Golston, a 2006 sixth round draft pick for the Redskins, has been with the franchise ever since he broke into the NFL. He has appeared in 82 games for the Redskins and has 168 total tackles. He is coming off of a season in which he suffered a season ending knee injury. Most likely, he will be a solid back-up when Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan need a break.

The Redskins have also acquired the services of safety Madieu Williams. Williams, originally a second round pick of the Bengals, is beginning his ninth season with his fourth different team. He has 489 total tackles with 12 interceptions. Williams is the type of player that will give a solid effort. He has a tendency to blow coverage. This signing will at least create competition at the safety spot.

The final player that the Redskins resigned was cornerback Leigh Torrence. Torrence, a six year vet who spent 2007 and part of 2008 with the Redskins, appeared in the 13 games for the Saints last season. He had 20 tackles with one interception. Torrence will most likely see some action from the get-go. He is a decent corner that can get the job done. He will get beat deep, however.

As of right now, the terms of the deals have not been disclosed. They are probably for 1-2 years and worth $2-3 million.