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Shortly after Jim Tomsula's Friday press conference, the San Francisco 49ers announced a trade with Washington.
Tight end Derek Carrier was sent to the NFC East foe for an undisclosed draft pick. Carrier must pass a physical for the trade to be completed.
Carrier's trade was the second deal of the week made by general manager Trent Baalke involving a tight end. Asante Cleveland was dealt mid-week to the New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey.
Carrier caught nine passes for 105 yards last season for the 49ers. He'll now join a Washington franchise that has been decimated by injuries at the tight end position.
Carrier (6-4, 241) appeared in 16 games (one start) over the past two seasons with San Francisco. In 2014, he appeared in 11 games (one start) and registered nine receptions for 105 yards. He was placed on the Injured Reserve List on November 27 where he spent the remainder of the season.
A 25-year-old native of Edgerton, WI, Carrier originally entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He spent training camp with Oakland that year, and was later released on August 31. Carrier was then added to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on September 11, 2012, and later signed by the Eagles on December 31 following the season. He was released by Philadelphia on August 25, 2013, and subsequently signed to the 49ers practice squad on September 3. Carrier was promoted to the active roster on November 16, 2013.
Carrier attended Beloit (WI) College, where he appeared in 39 games, and set school records with 189 receptions for 3,111 yards and 29 touchdowns. He earned All-Midwest Conference honors twice and was named WFCA Private College Player of the Year following his senior season.