Leigh Torrence has been hanging on in the NFL for the last six years and he will continue to try to do so this year with the Redskins.
Washington signed the 30-year-old cornerback to a contract yesterday. It is doubtful that he got any money guarantees or any assurances of a roster spot. But that has been the norm for Torrence’s career.
I don’t have a complete list of his career transactions but here are some of them:
- Played in 10 games as a rookie after making the Falcons as an undrafted rookie.
- Released and spent some of 2006 on the Redskins’ practice squad. Signed to the active roster near the end of the season.
- Made the Redskins roster in 2007, played in 16 games, starting one.
- After nine games of the 2008 season, the Redskins signed DeAngelo Hall, who had been released midseason by the Raiders. Torrence was released to make room for Hall.
- Torrence played the rest of that season and re-signed with the Saints for 2009. That was the Saints’ Super Bowl season but Torrence played in just five games and his season ended early when he went in injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
- In 2010, he made the team coming out of training camp but he was waived right before the season opener. The brought him back the next week, released him again in October and brought him back a few days later.
- He was with New Orleans for the 2011 season and signed with the Redskins as a free agent.
Torrence may or may not make the Redskins’ roster this year but it wouldn’t be smart to bet against him sticking around somewhere this year.