Rams Trade DT Adam Carriker To The Redskins; Teams Swap Fifth Round Picks

The Rams traded former first round pick DT Adam Carriker to the Redskins on Tuesday.

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Rams Fans Reaction To Carriker Trade: Another Day, Another First Round Pick Gone

SB Nation's Rams community, Turf Show Times, doesn't sound too surprised by the trade that sends DT Adam Carriker to the Redskins.

The Rams traded Carriker a day after re-signing DT Gary Gibson, the man who replaced Adam Carriker during training camp last season, before Carriker was injured and put on the shelf for the season. Today, DT Clifton Ryan also signed his RFA tender. 

This is also another first round pick down the tubes. Last September, 2006 first round pick Tye Hill was traded and now it's Carriker, the Rams 2007 first round pick.

Turf Show Times feels this trade gives the Rams enough ammunition to move around in the draft.

It's worth remembering that the Rams are stockpiling enough draft picks to make some moves this weekend. Billy Devaney said as much in his comment to the media about the Carriker trade.

For full reaction to the trade, check out Turf Show Times.

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Even More Details of Adam Carriker Trade: Rams, Redskins Swap 7th Round Picks As Well

In a final bit of housecleaning on Adam Carriker's trade from the Rams to the Redskins, Rick Maese of the Washington Post reports that the teams will swap 7th-round picks (with the Redskins moving up) as well as 5th-round picks. While the swap of 7th-rounders only amounts to the Skins moving up three spots, from 211 to 208, it certainly marks a change in philosophy in Washington, with seemingly greater emphasis placed on maximizing value in the draft.

Overall, landing a former first-rounder in the 25 year-old Carriker for merely moving down in the fifth-round (as well as moving up three spots in the 7th-round) is nothing short of a coup for Washington. While Carriker has been injury-prone in his short NFL career, if he can fulfill even a portion of the promise that made him a first-round selection, Washington will have landed a core contributor at minimal cost. And if injuries continue to derail his career, the Skins should be able to shrug it off, considering how little of an investment they've made in him.

It's certainly a new era in our nation's capital with the new Redskins brain trust making potentially prescient trades.

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More Details On Adam Carriker Trade: Rams, Redskins Swap 5th Round Picks

Finally, the Redskins managed to trade for a player without losing draft picks.

According to reports, they received Adam Carriker from the Rams by merely swapping fifth round picks with St. Louis. This means the Redskins will now have the 32nd pick in that round, and the Rams move up to the fourth pick in the fifth round. The Rams also hold that round’s first selection.

Carriker, a former first rounder, still has two years left on his rookie contract, so the Skins will pay him $1.07 million this season and $1.42 million in 2011.

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Rams Trade DT Adam Carriker To The Redskins; Albert Haynesworth Not Involved

Back in March there were some rumors floating around that the Redskins were interested in trading for Rams DT Adam Carriker. Nearly a month later and those rumors are coming to fruition.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams have indeed traded Carriker to the Redskins.

So what did it take to get a former first round pick? Schefter reports the Rams and Redskins simply swapped fifth round picks.

Schefter does note that Albert Haynesworth was NOT included in the deal.

Carriker is 6'6" and 296 pounds so he will likely be a defensive end in the Redskins new scheme.

Carriker, 25, was drafted 10th overall by the Rams in 2007. He missed the 2009 season with a shoulder injury.

Read all things Redskins at Hogs Haven.

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