July 30, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins nose tackle Adam Carriker (94) walks onto the field prior to Redskins training camp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Is It Time For The Redskins To Move On From Adam Carriker?

Sept 11, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91), defensive lineman Adam Carriker (94) and nose tackle Chris Neild (95) during the third quarter against the New York Giants at FedEx Field. Washington won 28-14. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

After getting injured in the Redskins second game of the season against the St. Louis Rams, Adam Carriker is attempting to secure a place on the Redskins’ 2013 roster. However, the Redskins defensive lineman is struggling to return back to full health. With this considered, should the Redskins move forward without Carriker?

Personally, I like Carriker and the attitude that he brings to our defensive line and that he was one of the anchors to the Redskins during the dismal season that saw Rex Grossman III and John Beck hold down the quarterback position.  Also to his credit, his  tackles per season which is at 35.5, surpasses those of Stephen Bowen (33) and Barry Cofield (30.5). Bowen and Cofield are considered the two best defensive linemen on the entire team.

However, the fact that he’s not back with the team in order to train with them is troublesome. Up until Mike Shanahan’s presser in March, we believed that Carriker would be ready for the start of the season. But the news on Carriker has consistently been disappointing.

Most Redskins fans should know that Shanahan isn’t afraid to cut players that are considered fan favorites, as he cut TE Chris Cooley before the beginning of last season. In this situation, it wouldn’t take long to find a replacement for Carriker, since defensive lineman is one of the positions the Redskins actually have depth in.

I am a fan of Carriker’s and his WWE-Related show “4th & Pain”; however due to his slowly recovering injury, I wouldn’t be opposed to dropping him in favor of younger defensive linemen like Jarvis Jenkins. Then again, I’m writing this article in June, so maybe I’m just looking for a story.

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