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Bruce Carter

27-Year-Old Linebacker – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Carter comes over from the Cowboys after spending time last season at all three linebacker positions. The 27-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Bucs in the offseason, rewarding him for lead...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 246   DOB: 2/19/1988  College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bruce Carter Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal with the Cowboys in July of 2011.

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Carter will compete with Danny Lansanah to serve as the starting strong-side linebacker, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.

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Bruce Carter NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2011 23 Dal 10 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Dal 11 70 51 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Dal 15 96 73 23 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Dal 13 68 48 20 1 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Bruce Carter – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

521

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Bruce Carter was on the field for 521 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

148

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Bruce Carter was on the field for 148 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 606 87
2013 807 75
2014 521 148
Bruce Carter 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Car 48 11 6 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 StL 49 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Atl
4 @Pit 40 6 6 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @NO
6 Bal
7 Min
8 @Cle 16 13 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 58 15 7 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Was
11 @Chi 36 12 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Cin
13 @Det
14 @Car 24 13 6 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 GB 20 9 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NO 56 11 11 7 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Bruce Carter  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   246 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash
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Shuttle Time
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Cone Drill
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Arm Length:   32.63 in
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Hand Length:   9.25 in
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Vertical Jump
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press:   25 reps
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Bruce Carter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Buccaneers have signed Carter to a four-year contract, ESPN.com reports.

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Carter (knee) has a huge game Sunday in Washington to finish the season, racking up 11 tackles and two INTs.

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Carter (finger) recorded seven tackles and an interception during Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

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Carter (thigh/finger) is listed as active Sunday against the Cardinals, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Carter (thigh/finger) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

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Carter (thigh) suffered a broken ring finger during Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Carter intends to play Sunday against the Cardinals in spite of the concern. Although he didn't make a dent in the box score during his Week 8 return, after three games missed due to a strained quad, he tallied 25 tackles (17 solo), one touchdown after interception, and one sack in the first four games of the season.
Carter (quadriceps) is listed as active for Monday's game against Washington.

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Carter (quadriceps) practiced fully in Friday's practice.

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Carter (quadriceps) was limited in Thursday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports. "I'm going to be ready to play. I'm going to listen to my body and see how the week goes," he said. "Today it felt great, and I was able to move around and burst and do those sort of things. It just felt good to hit somebody else."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

After a highly promising 2012 season, Carter badly regressed in 2013, getting benched at times for poor play. The Cowboys remain dependent on the former second-round pick, however, as middle linebacker Sean Lee is extremely injury-prone, and the team has very little talent at the position otherwise. Carter has superb athleticism and could turn into a big-play threat both as a blitzer and in coverage, so he'll possess high upside if he can get his act together. He needs to hold off Justin Durant, Devonte Holloman and Anthony Hitchens.

2013

Carter is nowhere near as good as teammate Sean Lee, but he's more durable and therefore lands ahead of Lee in the rankings. Carter is one of the more promising young linebackers in his own right, though, and he's primed for a big 2013 season as he returns from a season-ending dislocated elbow. He posted 70 tackles on 693 plays (606 defense, 87 special teams) before the injury struck, and Carter's rare combination of size and athleticism should allow him to add blitz and coverage potential to his already developed run-defending skills.

2012

2011 second round pick is expected to step up and start next to Sean Lee at ILB, but will need to outperform veteran Dan Connor to do it. Carter has the speed and motor to put up good tackle numbers if he gets the chance, and his best case upside might be something similar to NaVorro Bowman's emergence next to Patrick Willis with the 49ers, but as yet he's an unproven commodity.

2011

Second-round pick adds to the Cowboys' stable of talented but fragile ILBs. If he fully recovers from ACL surgery, he's got the speed and athleticism to be a tackling machine.