2009-06-17 / Sports

Rusk's Cody Glenn signs 4-year deal with Redskins

BY QUINTEN BOYD

COURTESY PHOTO:      WASHINGTON          REDSKINS        l Cody Glenn of the Washington Redskins runs a drill during organized team activities (OTAs) earlier this month. Mr. Glenn, a graduate of Rusk High School, signed a four-year contract with the Redskins with a signing bonus of approximately $200,000. The Redskins begin training camp on July 29. COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON REDSKINS l Cody Glenn of the Washington Redskins runs a drill during organized team activities (OTAs) earlier this month. Mr. Glenn, a graduate of Rusk High School, signed a four-year contract with the Redskins with a signing bonus of approximately $200,000. The Redskins begin training camp on July 29. Rusk alumni Cody Glenn now has an official NFL contract to go with his status as active NFL player.

Mr. Glenn, a linebacker, signed a four-year deal with the Washington Redskins last week. He will receive a signing bonus of roughly $200,000.

Redskin coaches have said that the 6'0, 240 lb. fifth round pick (#158 overall) will likely see playing time at outside linebacker as well as on special teams.

Mr. Glenn was a record-setting running back during his time at Rusk High School.

As a Rusk Eagle, Mr. Glenn finished his high school career with 6,353 yards and 87 touchdowns, both of which are school records. His total rushing yards rank eighth-highest in the history of Texas Class 3A and are 27th in state history.

At Nebraska, he carried the ball 143 times for 579 yards and 14 touchdowns as a running back.

Before his senior year, he and the coaching staff decided that he would get more playing time on the defensive side of the ball, so Mr. Glenn became a weak-side and middle linebacker.

In nine games at linebacker, Mr. Glenn finished with 51 tackles, six for loss and four pass breakups.

The Redskins have finished organized team activities (OTAs) and voluntary workouts. Training camp will begin July 29 in Landover, Md.

Washington's first preseason game will be against the Baltimore Ravens Aug. 13. They open the season at Giants Stadium against the New York Giants Sept. 13.

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