The Washington Redskins announced today that they have acquired guard Pete Kendall from the New York Jets in exchange for a undisclosed conditional draft selection.
Kendall, 6-5, 292, is entering his 12th NFL season having spent the past three years with the New York Jets. Originally selected by Seattle in the first round (21st overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft he spent his first five seasons with the Seahawks before joining Arizona in 2001. Kendall spent three seasons with the Cardinals before signing with the Jets in 2004.
For his career, Kendall has started 156 of 159 regular season games and has started all four postseason games in which he has played, including the Jets wild card playoff contest against New England last season (Jan. 7, 2007).
Kendall was a first team All-Big East selection as a junior and senior at Boston College and was Freshman All-America pick by Football News in 1992.
Kendall will wear #63.
Also, the Redskins announced today that they have signed free agent fullback Fred Beasley.
Beasley, 6-0, 246, is an eight-year NFL veteran having spent the majority of his career in San Francisco. Last year he spent training camp with the Miami Dolphins but was released prior to the start of the regular season.
Beasley has appeared in 114 regular-season games, including 82 starts. He has rushed for 610 yards and eight touchdowns on 183 carries, and caught 133 passes for 1,017 yards and five touchdowns.
A sixth-round draft choice in 1998 out of Auburn, Beasley became a full-time starter for the 49ers in 1999. Over the next five seasons he helped lead the way for Charlie Garner (1999, 2000), Garrison Hearst and Kevan Barlow to rush for 1,000 yards.
To make room for these two additions, the team will put injured TE Tyler Ecker on IR and released RB Dee Brown.