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Chris Carter | Linebacker

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 248
College: Fresno State
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Bengals signed LB Chris Carter.
Carter, a former fifth-round pick of the Steelers, spent about a month on the Colts' active roster earlier this season. He'll pitch in on special teams if active Sundays. Dec 3 - 2:15 PM

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Colts waived OLB Chris Carter.

Carter, a 2011 fifth-round pick of the Steelers, loses his roster spot to fellow OLB Victor Butler. He had played just two defensive snaps for the Colts all season.
Oct 6 - 9:47 AM

Colts promoted OLB Chris Carter from the practice squad.

He's taking the roster spot of OLB Cam Johnson (triceps, injured reserve). Carter appeared in 13 games for the Steelers last season, making one start. He'll slot in behind Bjoern Werner, Erik Walden and Jonathan Newsome.
Sep 9 - 6:19 PM

Steelers placed LB Chris Carter (abdominal) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Carter is James Harrison's backup. He started the first three games of the year, recording six tackles and no sacks. Since then, the 2011 fifth-round pick has been a special teamer. The Steelers promoted LB Marshall McFadden from the practice squad to fill Carter's roster spot.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 12:55:00 PM

Steelers 2011 fifth-round pick Chris Carter is getting first-team outside linebacker reps early in training camp.

Carter added some healthy offseason weight and has always possessed edge-bending pass-rush ability. He's looking good on the practice field filling in for dinged-up James Harrison and Jason Worilds. "He's a never-say-die guy," described Steelers LBs coach Keith Butler. "He's Clark Haggans. I feel like he's going to be quicker and maybe a little stronger when he does learn."
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 02:53:00 PM

Steelers placed LB Chris Carter (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The rookie fifth-rounder out of Fresno State totaled just three tackles as a special teamer this season. The Steelers couldn't afford to wait on his hamstring injury with a glaring need at running back.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 10:24:00 AM

A source close to the Steelers tells Pro Football Weekly that fifth-round pick OLB Chris Carter has a "legitimate" chance to make the team this summer.

This should not come as a surprise, as Carter was pegged as a third-round talent by more than one team heading into the draft. Converting from defensive end, however, he shouldn't be expected to make much of an impact as a rookie.
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 12:20:00 PM

Steelers selected Fresno State OLB/DE Chris Carter with the No. 162 overall pick in the 2011 NFl draft.

We can't believe Carter fell this far, as he had a third-round grade from some teams. A favorite of NFL Films guru Greg Cosell and the 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, Carter comes with a "Von Miller Lite" tag after racking up 11 sacks and 16.5 tackles for a loss last season. Carter will have to adjust to outside linebacker and add bulk as a special teamer this year, but there's legit upside here for the Steelers.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 03:18:00 PM

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