The Redskins have signed cornerback Greg Toler to a one-year contract, two NFL sources told CSN on Wednesday afternoon.
Toler visited the team earlier in the day.
The 31-year-old Washington area native is expected to add depth and experience to a position that could benefit from both. The Redskins’ current corps of corners features eight players: Bashaud Breeland, Chris Culliver, Will Blackmon, Quinton Dunbar, Deshazor Everett, Jeremy Harris, Dashaun Phillips and Al Louis-Jean. Culliver is recovering from major knee surgery, while the latter five have limited NFL experience. Blackmon and Everett, meantime, could also see some playing time at safety.
Toler is an eighth year veteran who spent the past three seasons in Indianapolis, where he started 32 of the 34 games in which he appeared. Before his stint with the Colts, he played in Arizona from 2009-2012, though he missed the 2011 season with a torn ACL.
In 10 games (all starts) last season, Toler recorded 51 tackles, defended 10 passes and forced fumble. He missed four games early in the season due to a neck injury and two games toward the end of the campaign because of a knee ailment.
Toler (6 foot, 190-pounds) was drafted in the fourth round out of St. Paul’s College in 2009. He attended Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md.
Toler’s time in Indianapolis overlapped with current Redskins outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky, who served as the Colts’ defensive coordinator from 2012-2015.
In 72 career games, Toler has made 47 starts and amassed 259 tackles, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and two sacks.