The Washington Redskins on Friday announced that they have acquired third-year tight end Derek Carrier in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers.
The tight end position received another boost Friday for the Washington Redskins, when the team traded to acquire Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers.
The Washington Redskins on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, announced the acquisition of tight end Derek Carrier. Take a look at his NFL career in photos.
In exchange, the 49ers receive an undisclosed draft pick.
Carrier, 25, who stands 6 foot 4 and weighs 241 pounds, is entering his third professional season out of Beloit. After signing with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted college free agent in 2012, he spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad before signing with the 49ers in 2013.
Carrier got his first major game action last season in San Francisco, registering his first-career catch en route to nine total receptions for 105 yards in 11 games with one start.
Carrier played collegiately at Beloit College, where he played 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.
He adds much-needed depth to the Redskins' tight ends room, which was reeling the past week after losing two of its top three players for the season with injuries: Niles Paul (ankle) and Logan Paulsen (toe).
Prior to Friday's trade, the Redskins had signed free agent tight ends D.J. Williams and Ernst Brun Jr. to add to the depth chart alongside Jordan Reed and first-year players Je'Ron Hamm, Chase Dixon and Devin Mahina.
Carrier is also expected to be a strong contributor for the Redskins' special teams units, which have been affected by the injuries to Paul and Paulsen, as well as special teams captain Adam Hayward, who suffered a right ACL injury Thursday night against the Detroit Lions at FedExField.