Redskins place TE Royal on IR; re-sign TE Flemister

Updated: October 14, 2003, 5:44 PM ET

ASHBURN, Virginia - The Washington Redskins on Tuesday placed tight end Robert Royal on injured reserve with a fractured right hip and brought back Zeron Flemister, who was released last week.

Royal suffered the injury in last Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A fifth-round pick in 2002, Royal started all six games this season and had five catches for 48 yards. As a rookie, he sustained a high ankle sprain during the preseason, and was placed on injured reserve prior to the ...

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