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Redskins Trying To Trade TE Derek Carrier, Will Release Him If No Deal

Update:

John Keim is hearing that the Redskins are still trying to trade TE Derek Carrier ahead of today’s deadline to cut rosters down to 53 players.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Redskins plan to release Carrier if there’s no trade to be made.

John Keim of ESPN, citing multiple sources, reports that the Redskins have talked to NFL teams about possibly trading TE Derek Carrier.

Keim points out that while Carrier has had a strong training camp up to this point, the Redskins have a surplus at tight end with Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Niles Paul and Jeremy Sprinkle on their current roster and are likely to keep just four at the position.

Carrier, 27, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Beloit College back in 2012. He spent a year with the Eagles before joining the 49ers at the start of the 2013 season. Carrier was later traded to Redskins in a deal that sent a 2017 conditional fifth round pick to San Francisco.

He’s entering the final year of his three-year, $2.985 million contract that included a $400,000 signing bonus. Carrier will make a base salary of $950,000 for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Carrier appeared in eight games for the Redskins and caught two passes for 10 yards receiving and no touchdowns.