September 16, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker (94) is checked out by trainers after a play during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Redskins Cut DE Adam Carriker -- Could He Fit The Chiefs Scheme?

Another potential target for the Kansas City Chiefs just hit the market. Several outlets have just reported that the Washington Redskins just released defensive end Adam Carriker.


Carriker was originally a first-round draft pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 2007 NFL Draft, being taken with the No. 13 overall pick. However, he never quite lived up to that selection and spent the last four years with the Redskins after being traded for a fifth-round and a seventh-round draft pick.

Carriker has played both defensive end and defensive tackle in different systems. Despite the fact he sat out the entire 2008 and 2013 seasons due to injury and multiple knee surgeries, he’s racked up nine sacks, 125 tackles and two deflected passes. At six-foot-six and weighing in at right around 300 pounds, Carriker on the defensive line couldn’t be a bad thing.

Obviously there’s a lot of injury concerns with a player like Carriker, and if the Chiefs even showed interest, it would likely be for a league minimum one-year “show-me” style contract. Still, getting a former first-round pick for $750,000 for one year wouldn’t be a bad deal. Worst case scenario, he gets hurt and the team has to pay an injury settlement.

But think of the best case scenario.

Let us know what you think below!


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  • Stan Smith

    Although, I do read each article. Could you just put 2or3 free agents together per article. Is every free agent gonna get a correct fit article? No to Carriker imo!

    • micah stephenson


    • Jason Seibel

      Stan, thank you for reading each article. When Ben and I took over editing (and managing) duties here at AA we decided that we wanted to get back to the goal of putting info out as soon as it happened. With that in mind, during free agency information is continually coming in via Twitter and other mediums. While I understand what you’re saying about combining 2 or 3 players into one post, doing that could delay information that a lot of our readers have come to expect immediately. I hope this explains our stance and what we’re trying to accomplish here. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Tristian

    He is a fit for sure and if we are trying to build depth then grab him for 2 years at a cheap rate and give him a shot. He will be motivated. But he is buyers remorse. He has missed the last 30 games for the redskins. Thats 2 seasons in a Row he Hasn’t played. If the chiefs do sign him itll be incentive laden for sure but id take a flyer on him. Go chiefs!

  • Michael Shaw

    NO! Too injury prone. We need someone that can stay on the field.

  • Chris Tarrants

    In a heart beat we should sign him! I would even give him a good contract, 1 mil base and if he plays all 16 games then he gets an additional 2 mil. 8 sacks would be another mil five. Give him a reason to stay on the field and keep his motor running. Like its states above the worse thing that can happen is paying a guy a mil to sit at home, we are paying Jon Baldwin 3 times that to play in San Fran. Best case scenario is he stays healthy and help H&H wreak havoc in the backfield all year long

  • CrispySBC

    He played DE in a 3-4 scheme so I wouldn’t mind the Chief’s giving him a look. If he can pass the physical he could be a great value.

  • tm1946

    What college did he attend – for the right money why not look. We still seem to have cap issues.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Hard to know which Carriker you’ll be getting. He had just 2 starts last year, but 31 in the two seasons prior. If he can pass a physical, I’d give him a modest, incentive-laden deal. He’s a good football player who improves this team’s pass rush along the defensive line.

  • TC

    Article obviously floated out there by his agent. Never was healthy. Time to retire.