With their second trade this week, the Green Bay Packers acquired tackle/guard Brad Bedell from the Miami Dolphins for a conditional 2006 draft choice, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Sunday.
The acquisition provides depth at offensive tackle, where the Packers recently lost 2003 draft choice Brennan Curtin for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (Aug. 21), and Saturday waived free agents Atlas Herrion and Jason Jimenez.
A 6-4, 306-pound lineman, Bedell has appeared on the 53-man rosters of the Dolphins, Redskins and Browns, who drafted him in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. His last name is pronounced "buh-DELL."
Bedell, 27, a fourth-year player out of Colorado, joined the Dolphins on waivers Nov. 10, and was inactive for seven games late last year. He spent the early portion of the '03 season in Washington, where he had re-signed as a free agent Sept. 24 and was inactive for all four games on the Redskins roster. Washington had waived Bedell in its final 2003 roster reduction, Aug. 31.
He originally joined the Redskins Jan. 7, 2003, after being out of football for the '02 campaign. Overall, Bedell has played in 23 NFL games with four starts, all in a Browns uniform from 2000-01.
He will wear No. 72 on the Packers' roster.
Friday, the Packers obtained the Raiders' fifth- and sixth-round selections in the 2005 draft for safety Marques Anderson.
Bedell's addition means the Packers must now reduce their roster by 15 players within the next two hours. The club waived six players Saturday.