Carrier (knee) could resume practicing soon.
Carrier has spent the first six weeks of the season on the Redskins' PUP list after suffering a season-ending knee injury towards the end of the 2015 campaign. It's unclear when he actually will return to practice, and, consequently, it may still be a while before he is ready for game action.
Carrier continues to rehab from the torn MCL and ACL he suffered at the tail end of last season. Reports say the tight end could be back sooner rather than later, as Carrier has been progressing ahead of schedule. However, he is ineligible to return to the field until Week 7 now that he is on the PUP list. Washington shouldn't have trouble finding tight ends to throw to in Carrier's absence, with Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, and Niles Paul topping the depth chart.
Rehabbing a torn ACL and MCL suffered late last season, Carrier seems to be progressing as expected yet may not be ready for the start of the season. Even if he does get healthy in time, he may find himself on the wrong side of the roster bubble, as Washington boasts an impressive group of tight ends.
Carrier suffered tears to both the ACL and MCL in one knee in Week 14, so it isn't a shock that he's unable to practice at the outset of training camp. Despite progress with medical science, he'll be hard-pressed to make his presence felt at any point in the preseason, thereby hurting his chances of landing a spot on the 53-man roster. Jordan Reed (ankle) and Vernon Davis are all but assured jobs, while Niles Paul (ankle) and Logan Paulsen (toe) are present to round out the tight end corps.
Carrier (knee) probably won't be ready for the start of training camp, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports.
Traded from San Francisco to Washington in exchange for a fifth-round pick before the 2015 season, Carrier caught 17 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets, working as either the No. 2 or 3 tight end. He then tore his ACL and MCL in mid-December, putting his 2016 availability into serious question. Even if he makes it back at some point in camp, Carrier will have to fight for a roster spot, as Washington also has Vernon Davis, Niles Paul (knee) and Logan Paulsen (toe) on the depth chart behind Jordan Reed.
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