The Raiders re-signed Carrier to a one-year contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Carrier will return for a fourth straight season with the Raiders, giving the team some continuity in terms of tight end depth. He only played seven offensive snaps in 2020, doing almost all of his damage on special teams (365 snaps).
Carrier exclusively played special teams during Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.
The 30-year-old has one reception for 14 yards and has played only four offensive snaps all season, so it's not a surprise to see him limited to playing special teams Week 13. Carrier should continue in that role with Darren Waller, Jason Witten and Foster Moreau handling the workload at tight end.
Carrier caught his lone target for four yards in the Raiders' season finale against the Broncos, finishing the 2019 campaign with 13 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown on 17 targets in 16 games.
Carrier assumed the No. 2 role at tight end following a season-ending knee injury to rookie Foster Moreau in Week 14, and the former could begin the 2020 campaign as Darren Waller's (thumb) primary backup with Moreau's potential availability currently uncertain. Carrier has one year remaining on his contract, but he's proven reliable with zero missed games through two seasons with the Raiders.
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.
Carrier has now caught at least one pass in three of the Raiders' past four games, enjoying a slight uptick in opportunities with rookie Foster Moreau (knee) now on injured reserve. Expect Carrier to serve as Darren Waller's primary backup at tight end again in Week 17 against the Broncos.
Carrier caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Carrier played a season-high 23 offensive snaps in Fabian Moreau's (knee) stead, but it was Darren Waller who, predictably, stole the show with eight catches for 122 yards. The 29-year-old Carrier has been deployed as a run-blocker in his career, and he figures to continue that role going forward.
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 10 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Carrier provided Oakland with their first and only touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a four-yard pass from quarterback Derek Carr, but fellow tight end Darren Waller was generally much more involved with seven receptions on nine targets for 100 yards. Carrier had gone five consecutive games without a reception prior to Sunday's blowout loss, as he remains behind Waller and Foster Moreau on the TE depth chart.
Carrier caught two of four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 42-24 loss to the Packers.
Carrier remains behind Darren Waller and Foster Moreau in the pecking order at tight end for the Raiders, but the 29-year-old journeyman has now caught a pair of passes in back-to-back games. Nonetheless, Carrier is primarily serving on special teams and should maintain such a role in Week 8 against the Texans.
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
Carrier was limited to just five offensive snaps in Week 5, but the reserve tight end got on the board with a couple receptions while fellow TEs Foster Moreau and Darren Waller combined for 85 receiving yards against what is usually an elite Bears defense. As Waller and Moreau each head into the Raiders' bye week at full health, Carrier's involvement in the team's aerial attack figures to remain limited in their next matchup against the Packers.
Carrier caught three passes for 33 yards on five targets in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.
Carrier didn't even see the field on offense in Week 1, as he primarily served on special teams as expected. However, he amassed five targets in just nine offensive snaps Sunday against the Chiefs. Fellow backup Foster Moreau saw a larger snap share, but he failed to draw a single target from quarterback Derek Carr. Carrier's involvement figures to remain limited, however, especially with the rising Darren Waller at full strength.
Carrier (concussion) participated in Tuesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Carrier has been battling a concussion since the end of last season, but he appears to have been medically cleared to resume football activities. He will be fighting for a depth spot at tight end on the Raiders' final roster this offseason.
Carrier is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a concussion.
With Carrier ruled out to return to Oakland's season finale, Darren Waller and Lee Smith could see a slight uptick in snaps.
Carrier caught two passes on as many targets for 29 yards and the game-winning touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.
Carrier's first touchdown of the season came at a perfect time, as the six-yard score put the Raiders on top with less than a minute left in the contest. Fellow tight end Jared Cook surpassed the 100-yard mark for a second straight week, limiting Carrier's volume in the offense for good reason.
Carrier caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos.
Carrier has caught at least one pass in each of the Raiders' first two games, but Jared Cook remains the primary option at tight end. Carrier also played half as many snaps as fellow backup Lee Smith, who mainly serves as a blocker.
Carrier caught two passes on three targets for 20 yards in Monday's loss to the Rams.
Carrier was certainly overshadowed by starting tight end Jared Cook and his nine catches for 180 yards on 12 targets, but the former logged 25 offensive snaps to fellow backup Lee Smith's nine. Carrier shouldn't warrant much fantasy consideration as long as Cook remains healthy, but he's ahead of Smith in target share despite being listed No. 3 on the depth chart at tight end.
Carrier agreed to a three-year deal with the Raiders on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This deal won't become official until the league's new year starts Wednesday. Carrier played 14 games for the Rams in 2017, but he hauled in just eight passes for 71 yards and zero touchdowns, while getting just one target in the red zone. He'll likely slot in behind veteran Jared Cook, who had 54 receptions for 688 yards and two touchdowns in 2017, in Oakland's depth chart.
Carrier played just three offensive snaps and didn't receive a target during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.
The 27-year-old tight end finished the season with eight receptions for 71 yards, as he failed to carve out a meaningful offensive role with Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett ahead of him on the depth chart. Considering Carrier followed first-year head coach Sean McVay from Washington to Los Angeles last offseason, his lack of playing time on offense reinforces his limited upside in the passing attack. Additionally, Higbee and Everett project to improve with experience. With Carrier set to become an unrestricted free agent, it will likely take a change of scenery for him to have a chance of generating fantasy value in 2018.
Carrier (hamstring) was full participant at the Rams' practice Wednesday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.
Carrier sat out the previous two games with the hamstring issue but appears fully healthy as the Rams get ready for Sunday's game against the Saints. The 27-year-old will likely resume his role as a reserve tight end for Los Angeles.
Carrier (hamstring) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Vikings, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Carrier hasn't really been a factor in the passing game this season, amassing just five targets all year. The Rams will mostly feel his loss on special teams, as Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett will remain the top tight ends in the passing game.
Carrier (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Joe Curley of the Ventura County Star reports.
The Rams currently have a fully healthy pass-catching corps, so Carrier isn't expected to play much even if he's ready. The 27-year-old tight end has just four receptions this season for 43 yards, and he hasn't had a red-zone target since 2015.
Carrier (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
Carrier carried a doubtful designation ahead of this game, so this isn't much of a surprise. The third-year pro has four receptions on five targets for 43 yards and zero touchdowns. Undrafted rookie, Johnny Mundt, will pick up Carrier's leftover snaps.
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