Gholston needs to make a move

Gholston needs to make a move

Posted by Bob LeGere on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 08:07
If there’s one player who needs a big game vs. the Giants next Monday night it’s free agent defensive end Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft, who failed to record a single sack in three seasons with the Jets. Gholston signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Bears, one of the few teams that would even take a flier on the Ohio State product. His deal included a $250,000 signing bonus. And Gholston will certainly get his chances. With Corey Wootton out 3-4 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery, Gholston should get more opportunities to salvage his NFL career by proving he can be a factor in pass-rush situations and back up starters Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije. The 6-foot-3, 262-pound Gholston flopped with the Jets, who moved him around from defensive end to outside linebacker with little success. "The biggest thing (for me) is playing (just) defensive end, having my hand in the dirt, playing outside again, and just trying to contribute to the team," he said. "It's just all about effort, just keep going hard, working my moves and working my hands in pass-rush situations." Gholston didn’t have any noticeable impact in last Saturday night’s preseason opener.
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