Ashburn, VA –- The Washington Redskins announce 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 (2001) and Kevan Barlow (2003) to rush for 1,000 yards. In addition, the Redskins announce that they have waived RB Dee Brown.