Gholston will start at left defensive end in place of Vinny Curry (ankle) in Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Redskins, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The veteran has been relegated to a rotational spot this season when the defensive line's first unit has been healthy, but he'll plug back into a starter's role against an injury-depleted Redskins offensive line. Gholston has historically struggled to offer much push while rushing the passer (11 career sacks across five-plus seasons), but he's known as an above-average run stopper.
Gholston will draw the start at defensive tackle in place of Beau Allen (foot) for Sunday's Week 4 tilt against the Bears, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
The veteran defensive tackle gets the starting nod despite first-round pick Vita Vea (calf) also being active for the first time. Gholston has logged three tackles (two solo) this season while serving in a rotational role over the first three games.
Gholston recently told new defensive line coach Brentson Buckner that he is down 15 pounds this offseason, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
The veteran defensive end reported that he felt like he got "too big" last season, limiting his overall effectiveness. Gholston's numbers may bear that out, as he generated his fewest tackles (36) since his rookie 2013 campaign and failed to record a sack for the first time in his five-year career. The 26-year-old is slated to play more of a rotational defensive end role this season -- as opposed to serving as a clear-cut starter -- in the wake of the offseason signing of Vinny Curry.
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