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Derek Carrier | Tight End

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 241
College: Beloit College
Contract: view contract details

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49ers TE Derek Carrier is dealing with a right foot injury in OTAs, and is donning a protective boot.
Testing revealed no fractures, but it's still notable for a player who missed the final five games last season with a foot injury. Carrier signed a two-year extension in March. He caught nine passes across 11 games in 2014. May 21 - 7:33 PM

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49ers signed TE Derek Carrier to a two-year extension through 2017.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the deal is worth "as much as" $3.3 million. Carrier played 194 snaps across 11 games last season before landing on injured reserve with a foot issue. Going on 25, he has nine career catches.
Mar 9 - 1:22 PM

49ers placed TE Derek Carrier (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Carrier will finish 2014 with nine catches for 105 yards, playing on 194 snaps across 11 games (one start). The 49ers added TEs Garrett Celek and Asante Cleveland in corresponding moves, and waived LB Chase Thomas.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Derek Carrier caught one pass for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Eagles.

Vernon Davis left early with a back injury and Vance McDonald was inactive. But as we saw last week, the 49ers have zero plays in the book for Carrier. He'd be a weak TE2 even if Davis sits next week.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Derek Carrier caught 1-of-2 targets for 23 yards in San Francisco's Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.

Carrier's catch came on the 49ers' opening drive. He drew his only other target in the third quarter. Carrier seemed poised to have a nice day against a Cardinals' defense that can't defend tight ends, but Stevie Johnson picked up the bulk of Vernon Davis' lost looks instead. If you added Carrier in a non-daily league, he can be safely dropped.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:18:00 PM

CSN Bay Area reports 49ers TE Derek Carrier is expected to start in Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee) remain questionable, but seem likely to be held out after the 49ers promoted TE Asante Cleveland from the practice squad. Carrier had 41 yards on three catches filling in last week and is worth a look as a streaming option.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:57:00 PM

49ers TE Derek Carrier may be poised for significant playing time in Week 3 at Arizona due to injuries to Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee).

Carrier came off the bench in last Sunday night's loss to Chicago, turning four targets into 41 yards on three catches. The former Beloit (WI) college basketball player and track star runs 4.5-flat at 6-foot-3, 238 pounds with a 38-inch vertical. In an ideal matchup against a Cardinals defense that hemorrhages fantasy points to tight ends, Carrier is on the Week 3 streamer radar.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Eagles waived TE Derek Carrier, DE Eddie McClam, WR Nick Miller, OT Nic Purcell, OL Isaac Remington, TE Will Shaw, DT Daryell Walker, LS James Winchester, and P Brad Wing.

They also waived/injured S Eddie Whitley after a preseason injury. Donnie Jones beat out Wing to be Chip Kelly's punter. Carrier is an excellent athlete, but never made headway up a deep tight end depth chart in Philly.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 03:44:00 PM

The Raiders, Broncos, and Seahawks have shown interest in Beloit WR Derek Carrier.

The three-sport (basketball, track) star clocked a 4.49 forty while posting a 40-inch vertical at 6'3/238 in what was described as a "great workout" at his pro day. He was also productive last season with 75 catches and 12 TDs. Although the competition was weak and Carrier often plays stiff, he's in line to become the first Beloit player to be drafted into the NFL since the 1950s.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 01:32:00 PM

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2Reggie Bush
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4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
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2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
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2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5DiAndre Campbell
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Chuck Jacobs
5DeAndrew White
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
5Blake Bell
K1Phil Dawson
2Corey Acosta