Redskins sign CB Leigh Torrence

The Washington Redskins added another piece to their secondary Tuesday, signing six-year veteran cornerback Leigh Torrence, the team announced.

The deal marks Torrence’s second stint with the Redskins. He spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons and a portion of the 2008 season with Washington. He didn’t play a game in 2006, but in 2007 and 2008 appeared in a total of 25 games.

Torrence played in all 16 games for Washington in 2007, the best season of his career, recording 43 tackles while serving as a backup corner.

The 5-foot-11, 179-pound Torrence played seven games of the 2008 season for New Orleans, and spent 2009-2011 with the Saints as well.

The Redskins had been looking for help in their secondary after nickelbacks Kevin Barnes and Byron Westbrook struggled with consistency last season.

The team also announced Tuesday that it had officially re-signed defensive end Kedric Golston. The six-year veteran agreed to terms on Monday..

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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