- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Washington Redskins announced Tuesday that they have acquired defensive end Adam Carriker, a fifth-round pick (No. 163 overall), and a seventh-round pick (No. 208 overall) from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for the Redskins fifth-round pick (No. 135) and seventh-round pick (No. 211 overall).

“Adam is a guy who our staff is very familiar with. He is talented and has an incredible work ethic,” Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said. “We feel he will fit in our scheme and will help us reach our defensive goals.”

Carriker, 25, was originally a first-round selection (No. 13 overall) of the Rams in 2007. As a rookie, he started all 16 games and registered 30 tackles, two sacks and a safety. In 2008, Carriker (6-6, 296) played in 15 games, with nine starts, and recorded 22 tackles. Carriker was on Injured Reserve all of last season with a shoulder injury.

As a collegian at the University of Nebraska, Carriker played in 45 games with 34 starts. He was a two-time first-team All-Big XII performer, and as a senior, was a third-team All-American and the Big XIII Defensive Lineman of the Year. Carriker led the conference in sacks with 9.5 as a junior and his 20.5 sacks rank sixth in Cornhuskers history.

Carriker was born May 6, 1984 in Hastings, Neb. He played quarterback and defensive end at Kennewick (Wash.) High School.

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