LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
Carrier (6-4, 241) has appeared in 16 career games with one start, all with San Francisco. Last season, he played in 11 games, gaining 105 receiving yards on nine receptions and recording his first career start in Week 3.
Carrier entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Oakland Raiders on May 11, 2012. After being waived by the Raiders that August, he spent the 2012 season on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. He was waived by the Eagles on Aug. 25, 2013, but signed to the 49ers' practice squad on Nov. 3, 2013, and was later promoted to the team's active roster in Week 11 that season.
Carrier played collegiately at Beloit College, where he appeared in 39 games for the Buccaneers, earning All-Midwest Conference honors twice and being named Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Private College Player of the Year as a senior.
Carrier, 25, attended Edgerton (Wisc.) H.S. He was born July 25, 1990.