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Tryon inks for four years

Jun 13, 2008, 6:01 PM EDT

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Justin Tryon signed a four-year deal with the Washington Redskins, according to Jason LaCanfora at the Post.

Update: Dave Elfin on Redskins 360 said that Tryon’s signing bonus was $426,000.

He may need to get up to NFL speed in a hurry. The general feeling around Redskins Park is that it’s looking more and more like Carlos Rogers will open the season on the PUP list. Should that happen, Tryon, Leigh Torrence, and John Eubanks will be the nickel and dime package depth being starters.

Following is the Redskins’ press release on the Tryon signing.

WASHINGTON SIGNS FOURTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK JUSTIN TRYON

Ashburn, VA - The Washington Redskins announced today they have signed rookie cornerback Justin Tryon. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In addition, the Redskins released safety Patrick Ghee.

Tryon (5-9, 190), a fourth round pick (124th overall) out of Arizona State, totaled 103 career tackles (80 solo), four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 26 games (all starts). He also had 12 kickoff returns for 372 yards (31.0 avg.).

As a senior, he totaled 56 tackles (43 solo), one forced fumble, three interceptions, one interception returned for a touchdown and a team-high 16 passes defended (11th in the Nation). Tryon earned third-team All-America honors by The NFL Draft Report, second-team All-Pac 10 and Arizona State’s Most Improved Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2007. He had his first career interception return for a touchdown (69 yards) at Washington State (10/6/07).

Tryon prepped at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, where he earned second-team all-city honors as a running back.

Ghee originally signed with the Redskins on May 6, 2008.

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