49ers sign TE Carrier to practice squad

49ers sign TE Carrier to practice squad
September 3, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Derek Carrier was cut by the Raiders after spening training camp in Oakland. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday they have signed tight end Derek Carrier to the practice squad.

Carrier (6-4, 241) originally entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders. He spent training camp with Oakland that year, and was later released on August 31. Carrier was then added to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on Sept. 11, 2012, and was later signed by the Eagles on Dec. 31 following the season. He was released by Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 2013.

A 23-year-old native of Edgerton, WI, Carrier attended Beloit (WI) College, where he appeared in 39 games, and set school records with 189 receptions for 3,111 yards and 29 touchdowns. He earned All-Midwest Conference honors twice and was named WFCA Private College Player of the Year following his senior season.

Courtesy San Francisco 49ers media services