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Kedric Golston to IR; Matt Ioannidis up; Redskins Makes PS Changes

Changes on the defensive line with Kedric Golston's injury.

The Kedric Golston playing era might be over. 

The longtime veteran defensive lineman was placed on the injured reserve list Monday after suffering a hamstring injury Sunday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. Fifth round Matt Ioannidis will be added from the practice squad, per Gruden, and replaced by former Saints DL Bobby Richardson, a source tells Breaking Burgundy.

The Redskins also announced the signings of two linebackers, Jason Fanaika and Amarlo Herrera, to the practice squad. Defensive lineman Louis Nix III and linebacker Lynden Trail were released.

The injury to Golston, the longest tenured player on the Redskins, occurred on the first play of Washington's 27-23 loss to Dallas. The Redskins drafted Golston, 33, in 2006. Though rarely a major factor in that stretch, his rugged presence further weakens an already limited unit. Kendall Reyes (groin) sat out Sunday's game.

Ioannidis was added to the practice squad after being part of the team's final cuts before the season opener.

Waived of New Orleans' practice squad last week, the 6-foot-3, 286-pound Richardson made 11 starts in 15 games with the Saints last season. His 583 snaps record second among Saints defensive linemen. The Indiana product finished with 40 tackles and oddly had more interceptions (1) than sacks (0.5).

Ben Standig is the Publisher of Breaking Burgundy and the Huddle Report's 2012 NFL Mock Draft champion. You can find him on Twitter @benstandig and on Google+.

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