Bruce Carter News Archive

Bruce Carter delivers 400 turkeys to hometown during Jets' off week

Harlowe is a small community near Havelock, quite the opposite of New York City where Bruce Carter plays linebacker for the Jets. But that doesn't keep him from coming home. "To take care of people in this community is a great thing." This is the third year Carter has given turkeys to families in Harlowe. Carter gave away more than 400 turkeys.

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

The pass came down the middle, was tipped by a 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 standing his ground and ruining the play. It was that kind of practice Thursday for the seven-year veteran. He was everywhere.

New York Jets Re-Sign Linebacker Bruce Carter

The New York Jets have re-signed veteran linebacker Bruce Carter. The 29-year-old Carter played in 13 games last season and finished with 13 defensive tackles (10 solos). Carter also tied for fourth on the club with five special teams stops. Entering his seventh pro season, Carter was originally a second-round pick of the Cowboys out of North Carolina in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Bruce Carter Adding Speed to Jets Defense

General manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles wanted a faster defense in 2016 and linebacker Bruce Carter fits the mold. “The game has changed to more of a passing game,” Carter said. "You have to have guys who can go out there and cover, run, be fast, blitz, get sacks and do everything. That’s what I really bring."

Bruce Carter looking prove himself with NY Jets

Bruce Carter has spent part of his offseason in Dallas training. The Havelock native has especially been working on his explosion and strength. Carter, a 6-foot-2 linebacker, is approaching training camp with his new team and with a large chip on his shoulder. This offseason, Carter signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the New York Jets – his third NFL team in six seasons.

NFL player, Havelock native Bruce Carter hosts free camp for youth

More than 100 kids ran around the fields at Havelock’s Recreation Field Saturday. They learned the fundamentals of football, received instructions and interacted with professional football players. Bruce Carter, a Havelock native, was once one of those kids eager to absorb lessons that would help develop him into where he is now.

NY Jets' Bruce Carter to host free youth camp in Havelock

Bruce Carter, a Havelock native and linebacker with the NFL’s New York Jets, is hosting a free youth football camp on Saturday, July 16 at the Havelock Recreation Center. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with open registration beginning at 8 a.m.

LB Bruce Carter agrees to 1-year deal with New York Jets

The Bruce Carter free agency tour is coming to an end in New York. The ex-Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker is signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Saturday, per a source. The 28-year-old Carter visited with the Lions and Bills before settling on the Jets.

Buccaneers expected to release Bruce Carter

A few days before NFL free agency opens, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly planning to part ways with one of the free agents they signed last year. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the team is expected to release linebacker Bruce Carter on Monday. The Bucs signed Carter to a four-year deal worth up to $17 million last year.

Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter’s first start ends with injury

All season long, Bruce Carter pined for a start. In the end, Sunday’s finish was devastating. Signed as a free agent from Dallas in March, Carter opened at middle linebacker Sunday as rookie Kwon Alexander began serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Bruce Carter moves to strongside linebacker

Bruce Carter was brought in to be the starting middle linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It doesn't look like that's going to happen. The Bucs appear to be giving that job to rookie Kwon Alexander. A fourth-round pick, Alexander has been one of the biggest surprises of the preseason. The Bucs are so happy with Alexander that they already have moved Carter to another position.

Buccaneers new linebacker Bruce Carter adjusting to new position

Even though Bruce Carter played outside linebacker most of his four years in Dallas, the Bucs felt the linebacker’s athleticism and playmaking ability was enough for him to make the switch inside. They signed the unrestricted free agent in March to a four-year deal worth $17 million. While it has been a bit of a transition for him, Carter is starting to get the feel of his new position.

New Bucs LB Bruce Carter has coverage skills team needs

A year ago, Bruce Carter intercepted five passes — the most of any NFL linebacker — and broke up eight more while working as the strongside backer in the Cowboys version of the Tampa 2 scheme. Is it any wonder, then, that the Bucs, who are as focused on taking the ball away as any team in the league, decided to stake a claim to Carter once he entered free agency?

NFL's Bruce Carter helps Havelock kids stay active

If there was one message Bruce Carter wanted to deliver to the kids at his free football camp, it was to “stay active.” Carter, a former Havelock standout, put on his first camp for the youth Saturday morning at Havelock High School. More than 100 kids showed up to meet and learn from the NFL player. “It’s great to get the kids out here and have them be active,” Carter said.

Bruce Carter Primed for Leadership Role

Bruce Carter was one of the Bucs’ key free agent signings this offseason and since arriving in Tampa, he’s been working with the first-team defense as their middle linebacker. Although Carter is new to the Buccaneers, Head Coach Lovie Smith said that, because of the nature of his position, he needs to quickly develop into a leader on the Bucs’ defense.

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