The San Francisco 49ers continue their search for any and all football talent. A day after we leaned they worked out free agent defensive end Cedric Reed, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson tweeted that the team worked out defensive tackle Kedric Golston.
Golston is 33 (turns 34 on May 30), and stands 6’4, 301 pounds. He was a sixth round pick of Washington back in 2006, and spent 11 seasons with the team. He’s a guy who has bounced in and out of the starting lineup, and while he has played his entire career in Washington, he is a sort of “journeyman” type of player anyway. After his rookie deal, he signed a string of one year deals with the team. In 2013 he signed a three-year deal, which was his longest after his rookie deal. He signed a one-year deal this past year, only to suffer a season ending hamstring injury in January. Prior to his departure he was the longest tenured player in Washington.
He has bounced around the line, but has primarily been an interior lineman. At one point he played some defensive end, but that was in the team’s new 3-4 (at that time). He was set to be the team’s starting nose tackle this past year before the hamstring injury ended his season two weeks in.
The 49ers acquired several players this offseason that have ties to Kyle Shanahan. Golston would be the latest, having played under Kyle’s father from 2010 to 2013. He would bring some veteran leadership to a line that has a lot of younger players. It would make for an interesting challenge for veterans like Quinton Dial and Earl Mitchell.