Description: CSN Washington.com reports Carriker (shoulder surgery) has been cleared to resume football activities.
Insight: Carriker was aquired by the Redskins from the Rams this offseason, and Redskins' head coach Mike Shanahan sees him as a fit to play end in the team's 3-4 defense. (SportsBuff.com)
4/20/2010 11:38:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that the Redskins have acquired Carriker from the Rams and the teams will excahnge fifth and seventh-round picks in the upcoming draft.
Insight: Carriker will be reunited with Jim Haslett, who is the Redskins' defensive coordinator, and could be a decent fit in his 3-4 defense. His addition could open the door even further for Albert Haynesworth to be traded. (SportsBuff.com)
3/11/2010 11:52:00 PM
Description: NFL.com reports the Redskins have contacted the Rams about a potential trade for Carriker.
Insight: Carriker has a connection with Redskins' defensive coordinator Jim Haslett from their time together in St. Louis. The Rams may not be willing to part with the former first round pick unless they go DT with the first overall pick in April. (SportsBuff.com)
2/17/2010 11:00:00 AM
Description: The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports Rams' head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Carriker (shoulder surgery) "is almost ready to go."
Insight: Carriker will be healthy for offseason woek, but his role for next season is up in the air. The 2007 first round pick has underacheived thus far in his career, and could lose his starting job (to Ndamukong Suh?). (SportsBuff.com)