- The Washington Times - Friday, August 21, 2015

Derek Carrier, a 6-foot-4, 241-pound tight end who has played 16 games over the last two seasons, was traded by the San Francisco 49ers to the Washington Redskins on Friday, reportedly for a fifth-round draft pick.

Carrier, undrafted out of Beloit, a Division III college, in 2012, will help address the Redskins‘ tight end issues. They lost Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul to season-ending injuries last week, and Jordan Reed has missed the first two preseason games with a strained hamstring.

The Redskins also entered training camp with a pair of practice squad holdovers, Je’Ron Hamm and Chase Dixon, as well as undrafted rookie Devin Mahina, on the roster. They added D.J. Williams, a journeyman now with his fifth team in five years, and undrafted rookie Ernst Brun Jr. during training camp, and right tackle Tom Compton has taken snaps at the position when the Redskins utilize a jumbo package.

Carrier, 25, was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders in 2012, lasting through training camp before he was cut. He then joined the Philadelphia Eagles and signed with the 49ers’ practice squad in 2013, making his debut in November. He has nine catches for 107 yards in his career.

The Redskins did not have to make a corresponding roster move, as they added running back Silas Redd to injured reserve earlier in the week and had only 89 players, one shy of the maximum, on their training camp roster.

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