Reporting Grant Paulsen
Kedric Golston is not under contract for the 2011 season, but that isn’t stopping the sixth-year defensive lineman from attending the player-run workouts the Washington Redskins are holding at a Northern Virginia high school this week.
Golston was one of 41 players taking part in drills and 7-on-7 play installation at the Redskins’ player-only mini camp. Of those 41, he’s one of just three (Rex Grossman and Rocky McIntosh) participating in the three-day camp who isn’t signed for next season.
The former Georgia-standout says he didn’t think twice about training with his teammates, despite the risks that could come with practicing before he gets a new contract.
“There’s injury risk in everything,” Golston said. “I could get hurt playing flag football with my son. I’m a Redskin until somebody tells me otherwise.”
His presence as the the only veteran defensive lineman at this week’s mini camp has been invaluable to rookie nose tackle Chris Neild. Golston has spent much of his time working one-on-one with Neild, explaining the nuances of Washington’s defense to the 2011 7th-round pick.
The 27 year-old has played in 75 games since the Redskins drafted him in the sixth round back in 2006. He’s hoping to add to that total.
“I was drafted here, I’ve been here for five years, it’s what I know. I believe it will work itself out but I’m going to come out here and be with my guys.”