- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Washington Redskins are set to re-sign defensive end Nate Orchard after the two sides agreed upon a one-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Orchard, 27, flashed toward the end of last season. Signed off the street in late November, he went on to have a monster game days later against the Carolina Panthers — recording a sack, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery to seal the victory. 

Before joining the Redskins, Orchard, a 2015 second-round draft pick out of Utah, had spent the first three years of his career with the Cleveland Browns and then had stints with the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. He had a total of nine tryouts in 11 weeks with various teams before Washington signed him.

Now, he’ll get an opportunity to compete at defensive end and helps Washington maintain a rotation along its defensive line. 

ESPN was the first to report the news. 

Orchard is the second free agent that Washington has re-signed under new coach Ron Rivera. The team also brought back starting linebacker Jon Bostic on a two-year deal. 


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