Position: Defensive Tackle
Height / Weight: 6’4″ 292 lbs.
Age: 29 / Experience: 8
Cory Redding is a versatile defensive lineman, who can play almost any position on the line in both the 3-4 and 4-3. He has had years of brilliance. In 2006 for the Lions, he registered 37 tackles and 8.0 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Unfortunately for Redding, injuries have slowed him down and he has yet to be able to find similar success.
2009: Cory Redding started training camp with a bang for the Seattle Seahawks but quickly disappeared once the season began. He did not register his first sack until the 10th game of the season. According to multiple sources, Redding quickly stepped up his game at the end of the season. He finished with a total of 3.0 sacks and 18 tackles. There was some question whether or not he intensified his effort in order to get a better contract in the off season.
2010: The Ravens are obviously big Cory Redding fans otherwise they would have not signed him. That being said, there seems to be a good bit of speculation from fans and media alike on whether he can do the job. He has the opportunity to be an impact player on this team. With Dwan Edwards’ departure, Redding has to compete with the aging Trevor Pryce for the starting job. Last year, Edwards had secured the job by the middle of the season. There is no reason that Redding can’t do the same. Optimistically, I see Redding enjoying his new environment and playing off his teammates. I see Redding finding success with Ravens and playing into their resurgant success in the pass rush.