Addition of Carriker precursor to Haynesworth trade?

The arrival of another defensive tackle not named Albert Haynesworth at Redskins Park only makes it more likely that Haynesworth will soon be an ex-Redskin.

The club imported Adam Carriker, a former first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams, today in a deal that cost them only a swap of picks in the fifth round. The Redskins gave the Rams the 135th pick in the round and the Redskins received No. 163. The teams also swapped picks in the seventh round with Washington moving to No. 208 and the Rams taking their place at No. 211, according to the Washington Post.

The deal gives defensive coordinator Jim Haslett someone he is familiar with from his days in St. Louis and some believe Carriker is better suited for a 3-4 front than the 4-3 he was in with the Rams. He’s considered a consistent run stopper who can play in a rotation.

Carriker missed all of last season after injuring his shoulder in preseason. Now, the Redskins have added Maake Kemoeatu, Anthony Bryant, Howard Green and Greg Peterson, along with Carriker, to a line that is expected to soon be without Haynesworth.

What will the market bring the Redskins in exchange for Haynesworth? Far, far less than the more than $30 million of Daniel Snyder’s money the club has already sunk in him.

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