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Kedric Golston, Redskins Agree On A Three-Year Deal

The second-longest tenured player on the roster, Golston returns to the team that drafted him in 2006 and will serve as a backup yet again on an experienced defensive line.


The Redskins have reached an agreement with Kedric Golston, signing the defensive end to a three-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Free Lance-Star.


Golston, who will turn 30 in May, has been with the Redskins since they selected him out of Georgia in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Along with safety Reed Doughty, he is the team’s second-longest tenured player behind receiver Santana Moss.

The 6-foot-4, 318-pound defensive end played roughly two dozen snaps a game in 2012, and his role expanded after a Week 2 injury to Adam Carriker. He finished with 16 tackles, playing in every game.

Golston’s contract includes a $360,000 signing bonus and, with incentives, can reach a maximum of $5.2 million over its life.

The move was only the second the Redskins made Tuesday after free agency began. Earlier, they signed punter Sav Rocca to a two-year contract.

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