According to multiple sources, the San Francisco 49ers have traded TE Derek Carrier to the Washington Redskins for a fifth-round pick in 2017.
Carrier has been with the 49ers since 2013, appearing in 16 games for the team over two seasons. He had nine catches for 105 yards in 2014. Carrier had signed a two-year extension with the team back in March.
The 49ers did have an abundance of tight ends on the team. Remaining on the roster are Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Blake Bell, Xavier Grimble, and Busta Anderson.
The first to report the trade was Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.
Hearing 49ers have traded TE Derek Carrier to Washington for a fifth-round pick.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 21, 2015
Source confirms 49ers have traded TE Derek Carrier to Washington for a fifth-round draft pick (h/t @mattbarrows).— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 21, 2015
According to Cam Inman of The Mercury News, the trade appeared to be news to head coach Jim Tomsula, who was unaware of the trade following the team's practice this afternoon.
Jim Tomsula says unaware of trade of Derek Carrier to Washington (reported via @Mattbarrows) but seems highly probable with 49ers' TE depth— Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 21, 2015
The transaction was also confirmed by Washington themselves.