The Clive Walford project is finally over in Oakland, so the Raiders brought in Carrier and his five years of experience to provide insurance at the tight end position behind 31-year-old Jared Cook. Carrier has logged just 10 receptions on 13 targets in 22 games since the start of the 2016 season, while Cook's target share is unlikely to be affected by Carrier's arrival. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $5.5 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2018.
Notches one reception Sunday
September 17, 2018
Carrier caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos.
ANALYSIS Carrier has caught at least one pass in each of the Raiders' first two games, but Jared Cook remains the primary option at tight end. Carrier also played half as many snaps as fellow backup Lee Smith, who mainly serves as a blocker.
With the Redskins boasting a deep tight-end corps during training camp, Carrier was caught in a numbers game and ended up being dealt to the Rams at the conclusion of the preseason in September. Carrier will have an easier path to snaps in Los Angeles, and his existing familiarity with first-year Rams head coach and former Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay should help him acclimate quickly to his new team. While the Rams value Carrier for his comfort in lining up at various spots on the offense, it's unlikely that he'll be a prominent target for quarterback Jared Goff. During his two-year stint with the Redskins, Carrier logged just 19 receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown in 20 games.
Carrier’s first season with the Redskins in 2015 would have surely been considered a major success had he not suffered a torn ACL and MCL late last season. Carrier was on the field for 38 percent of the Redskins’ offensive snaps, second only to emerging star Jordan Reed. However, this season the Redskins return tight ends Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen from season ending injuries and also added veteran Vernon Davis to their roster. All considerations taken into account, Carrier does not enter a favorable situation in 2016, especially when noting that he is starting training camp late due to his knee injury.
Despite drafting two tight ends in this year's draft, the 49ers signed Carrier to a two-year extension this offseason. This shows their confidence in him as a backup, and he will likely end up third or fourth on the depth chart.
Carrier will compete for a depth tight end spot in 2014. With Garrett Celek still dealing with a back issue, it looks like Carrier will make the 53-man roster as the 49ers' third tight end.
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Carrier caught two passes on three targets for 20 yards in Monday's loss to the Rams.
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