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Carriker Drawing Interest From The Redskins

Is Jim Hasslett drawing interested in one of his own?  Football News Now is reporting that St. Louis Rams Adam Carriker, defensive end, is drawing interest from the Washington Redskins.

“The Washington Redskins have contacted the St. Louis Rams about a possible trade for defensive lineman Adam Carriker.

Newly hired Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is reportedly high on the 25-year-old according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network.

Drafted 13th overall in 2007 by the Rams, Carriker has drawn criticism by some who feel he hasn’t lived up to his potential.

A trade appears the only method for him to come to town.  Who then would be a viable chip to trade?  Perhaps Andre Carter may be a worthy choice for barter. Carter came to Washington to escape the 3-4. Last year the Carter stepped up big time nabbing sacks in the double digits and the Rams would be getting a physical defensive end in return.  However, according to my sources, linebacker is not quite a position of “tremendous” need, I would be interested if this interest is facilitated further.

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  • James Harrison will taste Manflesh

    Wow. That analysis is just unbelievable.

    First, Carriker is not a linebacker. He’s about 300lb. He’d play end for the Redskins if they go to the 3-4 as expected. Second, Carter isn’t a ‘physical’ DE, he’s an undersized pass rusher. Third, the Redskins actually need linebackers pretty badly. They have basically one good player who’s a fit at OLB in the 3-4. Carter is the right size for the job, he just sucks at it, hence Carter’s and the team’s unhappiness about the situation.

  • James Harrison will taste Manflesh

    BTW, the ‘one good player’ who fits at OLB is Brian Orakpo, not Carter.

  • Sports Scatter

    I think from about 1994 to 2008 the Redskins had the perfect set of personnel for the 3-4 and I always wondered why they kept banging their heads on brick walls trying to run 4-3. Now for the first time since Gibbs I, they really are built for the 4-3, and, they’re going 3-4? Strange…to me Carter for Carriker would signify a 2-3 year rebuilding plan to fit the 3-4…Next year they’d probably replace Fletcher, Blades, and McIntosh. Haynesworth would probably have to go in 2012, if not 2011.

    I think they’d be better off to leave the Defense in the 4-3 for the next two years while they put together some new pieces and draft players in 2011 and 2012 for a 2012 3-4 transition. They certainly need to spend all of their relevant 2010 picks on OL.