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49ers add tight end Derek Carrier to active roster

Derek Carrier, D.J. Campbell AP

With injury concerns at tight end, the 49ers moved to bolster their depth at the position on Saturday, signing Derek Carrier from the practice squad.

The 49ers’ top tight end, Vernon Davis, is questionable for Sunday’s game at New Orleans with a concussion. He was a limited practice participant throughout the week. Also, Niners reserve tight end Garrett Celek (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday.

Carrier, 23, had stints with the Raiders and Eagles before joining the Niners’ practice squad on Sept. 3. He is a product of Beloit (Wisc.) College.

The signing of Carrier gives the 49ers four tight ends on the roster.

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4 Responses to “49ers add tight end Derek Carrier to active roster”
  1. jayniner says: Nov 16, 2013 6:11 PM

    Never should have let Delanie Walker get away….

  2. illinininer says: Nov 16, 2013 6:53 PM

    Yeah, you’re right Jay. Should’ve kept him for $4M a season. Should’ve kept Goldson too, right?

  3. jayniner says: Nov 16, 2013 7:16 PM

    @illininer

    Dont’ really care about Goldson….but the Niners use a lot of Twin TE sets and Walker proved to be a perfect fit.

    Carrier is 6’4″ and about 240lbs. and might be a great addition but let’s not forget, he is a rookie and has some pretty big shoes to fill.

  4. norcalmafia says: Nov 16, 2013 7:26 PM

    He cant be anyworse than another Baalke blunder..Vance McDonald..Yea he sucks

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