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Top Derek Carrier News

  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Makes return from pec injury

    Carrier was not targeted against the Chargers in Week 18 during his return from a 12-game absence.

    Carrier, who suffered a pectoral injury in early October, closed out the regular season with two catches on as many targets for 13 yards in five games. He'll continue to provide depth behind fellow tight ends Darren Waller and Foster Moreau against the Bengals on Saturday, but Carrier is headed for unrestricted free agency following the postseason.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Activated by Raiders

    Carrier (pectoral) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    Carrier returned to practice at the end of December and will be available for Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Chargers. He secured both of his targets for 13 yards across his first four appearances of the season but hasn't played since early October.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Receives return designation

    Las Vegas designated Carrier (pectoral) for return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Carrier sidelined since early October, but he's now been cleared to return to practice. The Raiders have a 21-day window to evaluate him for a potential return to the 53-man roster. If activated at some point, Carrier would serve mainly in a blocking role at tight end.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Placed on IR

    Carrier (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Carrier sustained a pectoral injury during Monday's loss to the Chargers, and he'll be forced out for at least three games. Nick Bowers could handle a slightly increased workload in his absence.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Ruled out against Bears

    Carrier (pectoral) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.

    Carrier didn't participate in practice this week after he exited Monday's loss to the Chargers with a pectoral injury. His absence could lead to slightly increased playing time for Nick Bowers.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Injures pec Monday

    Carrier suffered a pectoral injury during Monday's road contest against the Chargers.

    Carrier didn't draw a target before his departure, leaving him with just two through three-plus games this season. With Nick Bowers (coach's decision) inactive, the Raiders are down to Darren Waller and Foster Moreau at tight end.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Rejoins Raiders

    Carrier signed a contract with the Raiders on Thursday.

    Carrier was let go by Las Vegas ahead of Tuesday's roster deadline but has now re-signed with the team. The 31-year-old will fill a depth role at tight end for the Raiders.

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  • Derek Carrier: Released by Las Vegas

    The Raiders cut Carrier on Tuesday.

    Carrier spent his previous three seasons with the Raiders, primarily serving as a special-teams player. The 31-year-old played just seven snaps in 2020 despite appearing in all 16 games. The veteran will likely garner minimal interest from teams around the league, but he may latch on somewhere as a veteran presence who isn't afraid to mix it up on special teams.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Returning for Raiders

    The Raiders re-signed Carrier to a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Carrier will return for a fourth straight season with the Raiders, giving the team some continuity in terms of tight end depth. He only played seven offensive snaps in 2020, doing almost all of his damage on special teams (365 snaps).

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: No offensive snaps

    Carrier exclusively played special teams during Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

    The 30-year-old has one reception for 14 yards and has played only four offensive snaps all season, so it's not a surprise to see him limited to playing special teams Week 13. Carrier should continue in that role with Darren Waller, Jason Witten and Foster Moreau handling the workload at tight end.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Totals four yards in finale

    Carrier caught his lone target for four yards in the Raiders' season finale against the Broncos, finishing the 2019 campaign with 13 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets in 16 games.

    Carrier assumed the No. 2 role at tight end following a season-ending knee injury to rookie Foster Moreau in Week 14, and the former could begin the 2020 campaign as Darren Waller's (thumb) primary backup with Moreau's potential availability currently uncertain. Carrier has one year remaining on his contract, but he's proven reliable with zero missed games through two seasons with the Raiders.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Tallies pair of receptions

    Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.

    Carrier has now caught at least one pass in three of the Raiders' past four games, enjoying a slight uptick in opportunities with rookie Foster Moreau (knee) now on injured reserve. Expect Carrier to serve as Darren Waller's primary backup at tight end again in Week 17 against the Broncos.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Snags one pass

    Carrier caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.

    Carrier played a season-high 23 offensive snaps in Fabian Moreau's (knee) stead, but it was Darren Waller who, predictably, stole the show with eight catches for 122 yards. The 29-year-old Carrier has been deployed as a run-blocker in his career, and he figures to continue that role going forward.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Finds end zone Sunday

    Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.

    Carrier provided Oakland with their first and only touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a four-yard pass from quarterback Derek Carr, but fellow tight end Darren Waller was generally much more involved with seven receptions on nine targets for 100 yards. Carrier had gone five consecutive games without a reception prior to Sunday's blowout loss, as he remains behind Waller and Foster Moreau on the TE depth chart.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Earns four targets in Green Bay

    Carrier caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.

    Carrier remains behind Darren Waller and Foster Moreau in the pecking order at tight end for the Raiders, but the 29-year-old journeyman has now caught a pair of passes in back-to-back games. Nonetheless, Carrier is primarily serving on special teams and should maintain such a role in Week 8 against the Texans.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carrier: Logs just five snaps in win

    Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.

    Carrier was limited to just five offensive snaps in Week 5, but the reserve tight end got on the board with a couple receptions while fellow TEs Foster Moreau and Darren Waller combined for 85 receiving yards against what is usually an elite Bears defense. As Waller and Moreau each head into the Raiders' bye week at full health, Carrier's involvement in the team's aerial attack figures to remain limited in their next matchup against the Packers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Edgerton, WI
Age: 33
School: Beloit
Experience: 10