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Redskins add CB Morgan Trent to the mix; release Leigh Torrence

Update, 3:40 p.m.: The Redskins on Friday released cornerback Leigh Torrence, whom they had signed earlier this offseason, to make room for Trent, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Original post: The Washington Redskins have signed free agent cornerback Morgan Trent, the player announced on his Twitter account.

The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Trent had brief stints with the Bengals, Colts and Jaguars last season, recording a total of 16 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games. He was released by Jacksonville on Thursday, but wasn’t out of work long.

“Landed in [Arizona] to find out that I’ve been claimed by the Washington Redskins,” Trent tweeted. “Excited to wear the burgundy and gold!”

A former Michigan standout, Trent was drafted by Cincinnati in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. In the first two seasons of his career, Trent appeared in 24 games for the Bengals, recording 54 tackles and one interception.

He will compete for playing time in a secondary that includes starters DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson, returning players Kevin Barnes and Brandyn Thompson, and offseason additions Richard Crawford, Cedric Griffin and Chase Minnifield.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.


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