The Washington Redskins and defensive end Kedric Golston have reached an agreement to bring the Georgia product back to the team for a seventh season, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Last summer Golston - drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 draft by Washington - signed a one-year deal with a base salary of $685,000.
The Redskins also announced the signing of free agent offensive tackle James Lee. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Lee has spent the last four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The South Carolina State product started nine games for the Bucs in 2010. Last season, he appeared in three games for Tampa Bay, starting one.
Washington has looked to add another tackle because starting right tackle Jammal Brown faces an uncertain future as he rehabs from a hip injury that has limited him in each of the last two seasons. Trent Williams holds down the left tackle spot, and rookie Willie Smith and veteran Tyler Polumbus saw playing time last season with Williams suspended for four games and Brown hobbled.
Golston is working his way back from a season-ending knee injury. He recorded 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season before tearing ligaments in his knee in Week 10 against Miami.
The Redskins anticipate a strong defensive end rotation that features Adam Carriker, who was re-signed last month, 2011 second-round pick Jarvis Jenkins, Stephen Bowen and Golston.
The team’s radio station, ESPN 980, announced news of the deal.
The Redskins still hope to re-sign inside linebacker London Fletcher and add a right tackle, left guard, cornerback and safety through the draft or free agency.
The team hosted and extended an offer to former Terp Madieu Williams Friday, but the safety had a visit with another team scheduled. As of Monday afternoon, he had yet to decide on his next team, a person familiar with the situation said.