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Linebacker Carter Having Great Camp, Feasting On Jets’ Raw Offense

August 11th, 2017 at 9:41 AM
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) â?? The pass came down the middle of the field, was tipped by one Jets defender and then linebacker Bruce Carter tried to corral it. The ball hit the turf and Carter pounded the ground.

A few plays later, a running back swept to the outside, only to find Carter firmly standing his ground and ruining the play.

It was that kind of practice Thursday for the seven-year veteran Carter. He was everywhere.

But that interception that wasn’t …

“The ball came in on me late,” Carter said, “and my teammate tipped it. I didn’t get a bead on it quick enough.

“Hopefully in a game, I catch it.”

Bruce Carter

Bills tight end Charles Clay, left, grapples with Jets linebacker Bruce Carter at MetLife Stadium on Jan. 1, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Carter figures to see plenty of action in Saturday night’s preseason opener against Tennessee. He likely will be a backup to begin this season because the Jets envision 2016 first-round draft pick Darron Lee, returning veteran DeMario Davis (reacquired from Cleveland) and third-year LB Lorenzo Mauldin ahead of him. Carter offers leadership, savvy and versatility, though.

“I like the versatility the defense offers at each position,” he said. “It allows guys at each position to do a lot of things. It brings out the ability of everyone: linebackers, safeties, DEs, everyone.

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