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  • Falcons' Bruce Carter: Lands extension

    Carter and the Falcons agreed to a one-year extension Monday, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Carter played 11 games with the Falcons in 2018, racking up 16 solo tackles and five assisted tackles. He also played 188 snaps on special teams. The veteran linebacker will bring experience and depth to Atlanta's defense in 2019.

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  • Falcons' Bruce Carter: Modest debut campaign with Atlanta

    Carter accounted for 16 solo tackles and five assisted tackles for the Falcons in 2018.

    The veteran linebacker has become less and less of a defensive factor over the latter stages of his career, logging just four starts across his past four seasons with the Buccaneers, Jets and Falcons, compared to 32 starts during four years in Dallas. A surprising 70.1 percent of Carter's snaps for Atlanta this season came on special teams, as he picked up his most tackles since 2015 despite suiting up for only 11 games. With his contract expiring this winter, there is potential for Carter to be playing elsewhere next year as Atlanta looks to continue infusing youth into the roster.

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  • Falcons' Bruce Carter: Promoted to active roster

    Carter was signed to Atlanta's active roster Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

    Carter brings experience and depth to a Falcons linebacker corps lacking Deion Jones (foot). The 30-year-old veteran has racked up 306 tackles, 20 pass defenses, five sacks, five interceptions and one touchdown during his nine years in the league.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Ready for Sunday

    Carter (groin) is not listed in the Jets' final injury report heading into Sunday's game versus the Saints.

    Carter has missed the Jets' previous two games while nursing a groin injury, but he appears fully recovered from the issue. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, look for the 29-year-old to resume his role providing depth at linebacker Sunday.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Ruled out Sunday vs. Broncos

    Carter (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

    Carter was unable to practice this week while battling the groin injury and will miss his second game of the season as a result. The linebacker has been used almost exclusively on special teams this season, producing five tackles across 11 contests.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Practices without limitations

    Carter (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and will be ready to play Sunday against the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Carter left Week 9's game, a Thursday night matchup, early with this hamstring ailment. It appears it was just a minor tweak, though, and he'll return to his reserve role Sunday.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Out for rest of Thursday's game

    Carter is out for the remainder of Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, Darryl Slater of the The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.

    Carter's absence will hurt the Jets' depth at linebacker behind starters Demario Davis and Darron Lee. He will try to recover before the Jets take on the Buccaneers in Week 10.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Full participant Wednesday

    Carter (ankle) was a full participant at the Jets' practice Wednesday.

    Carter sustained the ankle injury in the season opener against the Bills and was inactive in Week 2. With his health now intact, the 29-year-old will likely reprise his role as a reserve inside linebacker and special teams contributor Sunday against the Dolphins.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Out for Sunday

    Carter (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    Carter suffered this injury against the Bills in Week 1, but the severity wasn't clear. Either way, Carter is more of a special teams player than anything, and he wasn't slated for many snaps behind Demario Davis or Darron Lee, who combined for 24 tackles in the season opener.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Suffers ankle injury

    Carter (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup with the Bills, Darryl Slater of The Star-Ledger reports.

    Carter is mainly designated for special teams roles, but he occasionally fills in on defense. If he's unable to return, don't expect much to change with the dynamic of the Jets' defense, but fellow linebacker Julian Stanford may see more playing time if that's the case.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Rejoins Jets

    Carter signed with the Jets on Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

    Carter was released by the Jets during roster cuts but returns to the team after fellow linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (back) was placed on injured reserve. Carter played in 13 games for the Jets last season after coming over from Dallas. He should continue to play a role on special teams and in select defensive packages this year.

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  • Bruce Carter: Let go by Jets

    Carter was released Sunday by the Jets, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Carter signed with the Jets in May after recording 16 tackles in 13 games played. He'll now open the 2017 season on the free agent market, where he'll look to fill a void as a depth option at linebacker and as a special teams player.

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  • Jets' Bruce Carter: Re-signs with Jets

    Carter signed a contract with the Jets on Thursday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

    Carter signed with the Jets prior to last season and went on to record 16 tackles and a pass defensed while playing in 13 games. Look for Carter to be a depth linebacker and special teams player once again in 2017.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Havelock, NC, USA
Age: 36
School: North Carolina
Experience: 9