The San Francisco 49ers Saturday announced they have promoted TE Derek Carrier from the team's practice squad to the active roster.
Carrier (6-4, 241) 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. He was signed by the Eagles on December 31 following the season, only to be released by Philadelphia on August 25, 2013. Carrier was then signed to the 49ers practice squad on September 3, 2013.
A 23-year-old native of Edgerton, WI, 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.