The Washington Redskins underwent a huge amount of roster turnover during the Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen era, and it will be interesting to see how much things change this offseason with Jay Gruden as the head coach and Allen still at the helm. This team desperately needs help in the secondary, and they could also afford to add a better No. 2 receiver this offseason. As far as keeping their own goes, Brian Orakpo is a major priority.
In an interesting piece published early this morning, CSN Washington’s Rich Tandler took a look at the five players on the Redskins who have been with the team the longest. Only three players have been with the team before 2010, as fullback Darrel Young was signed in 2009 as an undrafted free agent, dependable center Will Montgomery joined the Redskins as a free agent in ’08, and defensive end Kedric Golston was a sixth-round pick in 2006.
Golston is 30, and he gives the Redskins a good body in run defense at 6’4″, 310 pounds. However, he’s clearly suited for more of a rotational role than anything else, and he’ll likely be used as a top backup next year. Golston is locked in until 2016 under a cheap contract, so he isn’t going anywhere, unless if he starts playing terrible.