by Chuck Carroll

ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins finished trimming their roster to a league-mandated 75 players by making five transactions Tuesday.

Defensive end Adam Carriker has been moved from the active physically unable to perform list to the reserve physically unable to preform list. He will be eligible to return after the first six games of the season.

The Redskins will have a three-week window to evaluate Carriker between the seventh and 11th weeks of the year. During that time he will be able to practice with the team without counting against the 53-man roster. If deemed healthy enough, he will be taken off the PUP list and will be eligible to play in games, counting against the 53-player limit.

If the 29-year-old is unable to return following the three week evaluation, he will remain on the PUP list for the duration of the season.

Carriker has not been placed on injured reserve, as had been reported elsewhere.

The 2007 first-round draft pick has been sidelined since early last season with a torn quadriceps tendon and has undergone three procedures in hopes of repairing the knee. Carriker recently stated on his radio show, “4th & Pain,” that he had a minor breakthrough in his rehabilitation and remains optimistic he will be able to play this season.

In another move, the Redskins released veteran offensive lineman Jeremy Trueblood, who was a second-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 where Bruce Allen was general manager.

The team also waived linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy and cornerback Ryan Mouton with injury designations. If the pair clear waivers they will revert to injured reserve.

Offensive lineman Jacolby Ashworth finalized an injury settlement and has been waived.

All NFL teams have until 6 p.m. August 31 to trim rosters to 53 players.


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