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Training Camp Profile: LB Bruce Carter

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills grapples with Bruce Carter #54 of the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Charles Clay #85 of the Buffalo Bills grapples with Bruce Carter #54 of the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Heading into training camp with the New York Jets, linebacker Bruce Carter is hoping to have an even bigger impact in his second year with the franchise.

Linebacker Bruce Carter was brought in last season with hopes of bringing his good amount of NFL experience to the defense of the New York Jets. Unfortunately, he didn’t make much of an impact during the regular season as a starting inside linebacker but more than made up for it on special teams.

By the looks of it and considering the depth the Jets have at the positional group, Carter will more than likely continue being a quality veteran presence. It’s important considering all the younger players on the roster to keep Carter around since mentoring and helping to mold others is key during the rebuilding season ahead.

Here’s a look at Carter’s complete profile as he heads into training camp of the Jets.

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2016 SEASON REVIEW

Last season, Carter totaled six tackles and one pass defended. Needless to say, he did have some good moments on special teams but that’s pretty much it.

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

Expect to see Carter continue doing his best to add quality depth at inside linebacker and contribute on special teams. Carter should be some opportunities during situational moments on defense but is doubtful to earn any major starting time. Aside from that, he should be able to continue doing his part to give better field positioning for the Jets via his special teams.

TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

Carter will easily make the final 53-man roster of the Jets since there are just three others at inside linebacker that should all be kept to start the regular season. With Darron Lee, Demario Davis, and Connor Harris alongside him, it wouldn’t make sense for the Jets to cut him unless he gets injured or has a severe decline in play.

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