Former Husker Carriker Traded

The St. Louis Rams have traded defensive tackle Adam Carriker, a first-round pick in 2007 who's been held back by injuries, to the Washington Redskins for a late-round pick in the draft. Rams general manager Billy Devaney said Tuesday the team had enough depth at the position to make the deal, believed to involve a swap of fifth-round picks.

He said the draft class was loaded with defensive tackles, and the Rams are expected to re-sign backup Gary Gibson. Carriker was the 13th overall pick in 2007 out of Nebraska. He missed last season with a shoulder injury. He will be reunited with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, a former Rams coach.