Perhaps Washington’s big offseason splash will come via trade, not free agency.
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports the Redskins have contacted St. Louis about the availability of defensive lineman Adam Carriker. Jim Haslett is reportedly a big fan of the 13th overall pick in the 2007 draft despite perceptions he’s underachieved as a pro.
La Canfora believes Carriker is available, and could play some nose tackle and defensive end in Washington’s 3-4 defense. Albert Haynesworth reportedly doesn’t want to play the nose.
Washington is also believed to be interested in moving defensive end Andre Carter, who isn’t a natural fit in the 3-4 defense. Carter has a no-trade clause, but is “very open” to leaving the Redskins. (We wonder if “very open” includes St. Louis.)
Shipping Carriker out of town would seemingly make St. Louis’ decision on the first overall pick even tougher, since they would have a hole on the defensive line to fill.