DE Carriker Hoping To Be Back With The Redskins

Adam Carriker

Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker counts $6.5 million against the salary cap in 2014, a hefty sum for someone who has missed the last 30 regular-season games and turns 30 before training camp.

The Redskins could release him and save approximately $3 million in cap space, freeing up more cash to not only re-sign linebacker Brian Orakpo and other of their own free agents, but also fill other holes, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

But, despite the speculation, Carriker said he’s not worried.

“I run into people in the hall and talk, but nothing has been brought up [about his contract],” Carriker said.

“I understand how the NFL works. [But] there’s no doubt in my mind they want me around. They like a lot of things about me. They know I can play. They know I know the defense very well. Even if you bring a guy in, unless you see him in your exact scheme it’s hard to know if a guy will work. They know I can do it. Plus I’ve been battling every day for a year and a half. I think they like and respect that. They’ve also seen the progress.

“It’s just a matter of me getting back to full speed and getting 100 percent back to normal. Without a doubt they want me back.”

Even if they released him, the Redskins could re-sign Carriker to a lesser incentive-laden deal.


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2 Responses to “DE Carriker Hoping To Be Back With The Redskins”

  1. […] Matt Loede Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker counts $6.5 million against the salary cap in 2014, a hefty […]

  2. Ghost of Sammy Baugh says:

    There is no question in my mind that the REDSKINS need ADAM CARRIKER and have sorely missed his play. The defensive line has just not had the same push since he left the field.

    That said, a three million bonus to let him go, adds 10% to the cap figure they need for a major rebuild this upcoming season. I just don’t see a return unless he takes a severe hit in the pocketbook. We’ll see…….