The Washington Redskins have re-signed defensive lineman Kedric Golston, the longest-tenured member of the team.
After recently completing a decade of service for the Washington Redskins, Kedric Golston will once again be returning to the team that selected him with the 196th-overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.
*The Redskins announced Wednesday afternoon that they have re-signed Golston to a one-year deal for the 2016 season.
Golston, 32, has recorded 222 tackles with seven sacks, seven passes defensed and two fumbles forced in his career with Washington.
While he hasn't started a game since 2013, the University of Georgia product has been a key cog in the defensive line rotation and on special teams over the last two seasons.
In 2015, Golston appeared in 15 games, accumulating nine tackles on 198 defensive snaps along with 175 special teams snaps.
He also provides leadership in the locker room for younger players trying to find their way as professionals in the NFL.
Golston is currently the longest-tenured member of the Redskins and will likely continue to serve in a similar role that he has filled in recent seasons, especially with Jason Hatcher and Terrance Knighton not returning to the Redskins.
"Kedric Golston, I really look up to him," linebacker Junior Galette said in January. "I admire how he takes on the game off the field, not just on the field, off the field. He's very mature."
Golston made his NFL debut on Sept. 11, 2006, recording three tackles in a 19-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Since that day, only 31 of the players selected that year have appeared in more games than Golston (140), and P Sam Koch, DB Antoine Bethea and WR Marques Colston are the only players in that group of 31 to be selected after him, according to Redskins Public Relations.
Golston recorded his first full sack on Oct. 15, 2006, when he took down 2006 No. 3-overall pick Vince Young in a game against the Tennessee Titans.
With Golston's re-signing, the Redskins will keep him a group that includes returners Chris Baker, Ricky Jean Francois and Stephen Paea along with former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick Ziggy Hood, who was signed last month to a Reserve/Future contract.