Another move in a busy week for the St. Louis Rams. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports today that the team officially designated defensive end Kevin Carter as their franchise player. That means that should the Rams not match any contract offers made to the Florida product, they would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation. It also means that the team has agreed to pay Carter the one-year average of the five highest-paid defensive ends in the NFL last season. That number figures out to about $5.39 million dollars.