The team announced Tuesday it was terminating the contracts of both veterans. The moves save approximately $3.2 million in salary cap space.
The 13th overall pick of the St. Louis Rams in the 2007 draft, Carriker hasn't played since Week 2 of the 2012 season because of a recurring quad issue that has required three different surgeries. Though it's possible Carriker could get healthy and return to Washington at a lesser price, a team source told ESPN.com's John Keim the Redskins don't plan on bringing Carriker back. The defensive end was released with a failed physical designation, per the league's transaction wire.
Rocca played his part in the Redskins' epically dreadful special teams last season. The punter tied a career low with his 42-yard per punt average and finished dead last in net average (33.8). The 40-year-old had one year remaining on the two-year contract he signed last March.