Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

49ers trade TE Carrier to Washington

The 49ers have traded tight end Derek Carrier to Washington for a future fifth-round draft pick.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The San Francisco 49ers have traded a second tight end in a week, moving Derek Carrier to Washington for a conditional fifth-round pick, as first reported by the Sacramento Bee.

Carrier appeared in 16 games over the last two seasons for the 49ers, making nine catches for 105 yards and no touchdowns. The former receiver went undrafted in 2013 out of Beloit College. Tuesday the team traded Asante Cleveland to the New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey.

The move leaves six tight ends on San Francisco's roster, after entering training camp with eight. The group is made of Vernon Davis, VanceMcDonald, Blake Bell, Garrett Celek, Xavier Grimble and Rory Anderson. Washington is sending the 49ers a 2017 fifth-round pick, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Washington lost tight ends Niles Paul to a fractured ankle and Logan Paulsen to a torn toe ligament. They are both gone for the season, leaving a significant need at the position. 

49ers general manager Trent Baalke has a close relationship with Washington's first-year GM Scot McCloughan. The two worked together in San Francisco's front office from 2006 to 2009.


Follow Chris Biderman on Twitter.

E-mail Niners Digest:

Get updates from Niners Digest by following here and become a subscriber to receive access to premium content and analysis.

Niners Digest Top Stories