The Washington Redskins announced Aug. 8 that they have signed safety Ben Emanuel.
Emanuel, 6-2 and 213 pounds, entered the league as a fifth round (171st overall) draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was released by the Panthers in August and signed to the practice squad.
Emanuel was released again in September and signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. He was activated to the 53-man roster in October and appeared in 11 games with eight starts. Emanuel recorded 43 tackles (33 solo), one sack, one interception and three pass deflections.
Emanuel played college ball at UCLA.
He will wear jersey number 39R.
The team also announced they have released safety Dennard Wilson.