Redskins Trade TE Derek Carrier to the LA Rams

Redskins Trade TE Derek Carrier to the LA Rams

Redskins Trade TE Derek Carrier to the LA Rams

The Washington Redskins have traded often-injured, but talented tight-end Derek Carrier to the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams, of course, are coached by former Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay who in adding Carrier, gets a guy who already knows his playbook/system.

The Redskins were able to get a seventh-round draft pick in return for Carrier. The move should be viewed as a good one when you take into account the fact that Washington was going to either cut Carrier and get nothing or have him play fourth-string tight end on a team with good options at all three spots ahead of him. The Redskins elected to get something rather than nothing. That seventh-round pick could be used in the future to move up the draft board or perhaps pick up a late-round gem in next years draft.

Carrier originally joined Washington via trade with the 49ers in 2015. In 20 games in the burgundy and gold, he recorded 19 receptions for 151 yards and one touchdown. According to the 27-year-old suffered a torn ACL and MCL against the Chicago Bears late in the 2015 season but returned to appear in eight games last season with two catches for 10 yards.

Redskins cuts are underway

As of the time of this post, the Redskins had already cut 25 players and needed to find five more to get to 53. Trading Carrier, likely a player heading towards the cut-pile, helps in the process. Among the major names already cut were running back Matt Jones, third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld, and veteran cornerback/safety Will Blackmon. The Redskins also cut Joey Mbu and A.J. Francis, leaving the team without a natural nose tackle.

It is fully expected that Washington will be eye-balling the waiver-wire and may perhaps sign some players who are cut from other teams. They will most likely be keeping an eye out for any nose tackles who hit the market.

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