Carriker’s quest to return officially comes to an end

Adam Carriker

Defensive lineman Adam Carriker, as expected, will not return this season. (Tom Gannam/Associated Press)

Adam Carriker’s practice evaluation window officially expired on Tuesday and he will remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list, thus ending his quest to return to action this season.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan had said last week that Carriker wouldn’t be able to return this season, but the move now has become official.

Carriker this past summer had a third surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon – an injury suffered in Week 2 of the 2012 season. For much of the season, the seventh-year veteran had maintained hope that he could return to action this year.

Late last month, the Redskins had to make a move on Carriker by either placing him on injured reserve or keeping him on the PUP list and beginning a 21-day window that would enable him to practice on an evaluation basis. But Carriker still wasn’t able to return to the field.

Shanahan said at that point that he didn’t expect Carriker to do so.

Carriker has another two years remaining on his contract.

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What’s ahead:

●  The Redskins began practice at 11:50. Coordinators Jim Haslett and Kyle Shanahan, as well as coach Mike Shanahan, are scheduled to speak with reporters afterward.

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