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Adam Carriker to undergo third surgery on right quadriceps tendon

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RICHMOND — Defensive end Adam Carriker will have another surgery on his right quadriceps tendon Thursday, he confirmed Wednesday night in a text message. He is expected to begin training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list, and he is out indefinitely.

This surgery is known to be the third on Carriker’s quad tendon, which he tore in a Week 2 to St. Louis last September. 

“I will not be stopped! #Driven,” Carriker wrote in a text message.

Coach Mike Shanahan will be asked for an update on Carriker’s status when he meets with reporters Thursday afternoon.

Carriker is adept at taking on double teams in run defense, but the Redskins will miss his pass rushing presence more than anything. Jarvis Jenkins, who started 14 games last season in Carriker’s place, did not record a sack.

“Adam, I feel for him because I know he wants to be out here,” defensive end Stephen Bowen said Wednesday afternoon. “But the good thing is we have a lot of depth, a lot of talent.”

I addressed Carriker’s absence and the defensive line’s depth in my training camp position preview, which you can read here.

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