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 receptions 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 sat 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 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.
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||11||1||9||105||11.7||23||0||2||0||4|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||3||8||71||8.9||17||0||0||0||4|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||11||1||1||2||2.0||2||0||0||1|
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||3||41||13.7||14||0||0|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||11||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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