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Derek Carrier | Tight End | #86

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 244
College: Beloit College
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Rams declared TE Derek Carrier, RB Macolm Brown, QB Brandon Allen, RB Justin Davis, OT Cornelius Lucas, CB Troy Hill, and OLB Ejuan Price inactive for Week 11 against the Vikings.
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Rams acquired TE Derek Carrier from the Redskins in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round pick.

The move reunites Carrier with coach Sean McVay, and provides some experienced depth behind young guns Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. Higbee had a bit of a rough summer. Despite his familiarity with McVay's system and McVay's clear fondness for him, Carrier won't become a pass-catching factor in Los Angeles.
Sep 2 - 1:43 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports the team is trying to trade TE Derek Carrier.

Carrier is buried on the depth chart behind Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Niles Paul, and potentially rookie Jeremy Sprinkle. If the Skins can't find a trade partner, we'd expect Carrier to be a part of Washington's final cuts.
Sep 2 - 10:37 AM

Redskins activated TE Derek Carrier (knee) from the PUP.

Carrier opened the season on the PUP after tearing his ACL and MCL last December. He just began practicing Monday, but he is apparently ready to play. Niles Paul landed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury this week, so the Redskins need some help at tight end.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 01:55:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (knee, PUP) returned to practice Monday.

The session starts his 21-day window to be activated. With Jordan Reed healthy and Vernon Davis playing well, Washington might wait until near the end of that window to activate Carrier.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (knee) is expected to practice this week.

Carrier is also eligible to come off the PUP list this week. He needed some extra time to recover from a torn ACL. Even with Jordan Reed sidelined by a concussion, Carrier is unlikely to play a big role. The Redskins also have Vernon Davis and Niles Paul to fill the void at tight end.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Redskins placed TE Derek Carrier (knee) on the reserve/PUP list.

A depth piece, Carrier tore his ACL and MCL last December. He'll be first eligible to return in Week 7.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (knee) could open the season on reserve/PUP.

Carrier is seven months removed from tearing his ACL. He isn't going to be rushed back with Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen returning. Carrier will compete for a backup role when healthy.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (knee) isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Carrier tore his ACL and MCL in Week 14 last season and remains in question for the start of the season. It's possible he opens the year on reserve/PUP.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 02:08:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Derek Carrier tore his ACL and MCL Week 14 against the Bears.

He is done for the year. Acquired from the 49ers for a fifth-round pick in late August, Carrier caught 17 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown in 12 games. The athletic backup is owed an affordable $925,000 in salary and bonuses next season.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier left Sunday's Week 14 game against the Bears with a right knee injury.

He was carted off. The Redskins announced Carrier as "questionable" initially, then quickly revised his status as "out." Jordan Reed is Washington's only active tight end left with Je'Ron Hamm on the inactives list.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (ankle) is probable for Week 14 against the Bears.

Carrier only ended up missing one game with ankle and Achilles' issues. He will return as a seldom-used backup to Jordan Reed.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:58:00 PM

Redskins TE Derek Carrier is day to day with an ankle/Achilles' sprain.

The "day to day" tag suggests the reserve tight end will avoid injured reserve.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Derek Carrier exited Week 12 against the Giants with an ankle injury.

Carrier limped off after making a catch on the Redskins' first drive. He is questionable to return.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Derek Carrier caught 4-of-4 targets for 39 yards in the Redskins' Week 6 loss to the Jets.

Replacing Jordan Reed the past two weeks, Carrier has seen target totals of 2 and 4, catching all but one of them. Carrier's efficiency has been impressive, but he still doesn't seem to be early in Kirk Cousins' progression reads. He'll stay on the low-end TE1 streamer radar in Week 7 against the Bucs.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jared Goff
2Sean Mannion
3Brandon Allen
RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3Justin Davis
4Lance Dunbar
GLB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
3RB1Todd Gurley
2Malcolm Brown
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Tavon Austin
3Josh Reynolds
WR21Robert Woods
2Cooper Kupp
3Pharoh Cooper
4Mike Thomas
WR31Cooper Kupp
TE1Tyler Higbee
2Gerald Everett
3Derek Carrier
LT1Andrew Whitworth
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Rodger Saffold
C1John Sullivan
2Austin Blythe
RG1Jamon Brown
RT1Rob Havenstein
2Cornelius Lucas
K1Greg Zuerlein