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!