The Redskins have traded for a 49ers TE, and no it wasn't Vernon Davis. Per multiple reports, Washington will send a 2017 5th round pick(conditional based on playing time) to the San Francisco 49ers for 3rd-year TE Derek Carrier(6'4", 241 lbs). Carrier was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent from Beloit in 2012. He spent time on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. He was then signed by the 49ers and has been active for 16 games over two seasons. He recorded his first NFL catch last season, and finished the year with 9 catches for 105 yards.
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is looking to bolster a depleted tight end position that saw two of it's top 3 players go down with season ending injuries last week. The Redskins signed two free agents this week, and they still have a currently injured Jordan Reed, and 3 unproven, young players on the roster. Carrier represents a young player with potential that will come in to compete for an open starting spot that was not available on his last two teams. The conditions of the trade have not been revealed
Hearing 49ers have traded TE Derek Carrier to Washington for a fifth-round pick.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 21, 2015
Fifth-round pick to Washington is conditional based on Derek Carrier's playing time, productivity. #49ers now have six TEs on roster.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 21, 2015
49ers have traded TE Derek Carrier to Washington for a fifth-round pick, a trade @mattbarrows suggested was in the works. TE help for Wash.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2015