Redskins guard Fiore out for season

Updated: November 4, 2003, 9:56 PM ET

WASHINGTON -- Dave Fiore, the first of Dan Snyder's major free agent signings during the Washington Redskins offseason spending spree, had his season come to an end Tuesday when he was placed on injured reserve.

The Redskins signed Fiore to a four-year, $6.5 million contract in March, even though he was coming off his fifth knee operation. Fiore started just three games before his knee gave out and hasn't played since, although he had hoped to return after having a sixth operation three weeks ago.

Rookie Derrick Dockery has been starting for Fiore, part of the reason the Redskins have allowed an NFL-high 29 sacks.

In other moves, the Redskins addressed the fact that they have no healthy tailbacks on their roster by signing former Tennessee running back John Simon.

Simon played in 14 games for the Titans as a rookie last season. He had nine carries for 18 yards and one touchdown and caught 16 passes for 167 yards and three TDs.

Trung Canidate, the team's leading rusher, has missed the last two games with a severe ankle sprain. Ladell Betts is out with a broken arm. Chad Morton sprained his ankle against Dallas, and Sultan McCullough broke his hand against the Cowboys.

Of those four, only Canidate is expected back for Sunday's game against Seattle.

With every tailback hurt, the Redskins finished the Dallas game with fullback Rock Cartwright as their primary back.

The Redskins also re-signed offensive lineman Brad Bedell. Bedell has been released and re-signed twice during a busy two weeks of minor roster changes.

The Redskins also waived cornerback Calvin Carlyle, who was signed last week.

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