To make room for the newly signedDeAngelo Hall, the Redskins released fellow CB Leigh Torrence. Torrence, who filled in admirably for Washington, was shocked when he got the news:
"Leigh was totally surprised," said Tony Paige, Torrence's agent. "He's an ascending young corner, a smart kid, great in the community, outstanding on special teams, does all the right things. The other players like him, he performs well in coverage, he's outstanding on special teams. I don't think it will be long before we hear from some teams. I know there will be interest in Leigh."
"I'm about to cry," one Redskin said when informed that Torrence was on waivers. "Why would they let Leigh go? That dude did a good job for us and was only getting better. That doesn't make sense."
It doesn't make sense since rookie CB Justin Tryon is still around despite not playing. Torrence was a popular player in the locker room and the community. He was one of those guys who was very coach-able, tried extremely hard and performed in tough situations. Torrence used his can-do attitude to be an effective player on special teams, something that will serve him well as he looks for a new job.
Maybe on the way out, Torrence could hit up Hall for the names of the teams that were looking for some help at cornerback.
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In a weird twist of fate, Torrence was Hall's backup in Atlanta when he came into the league in 2005.
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