With OLB Cam Johnson placed on season-ending Injured Reserve, the Colts moved quickly and added a back-up outside linebacker in Chris Carter for depth purposes. No, he’s not the sure handed Hall of Fame Wide Receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, but he was a former 5th round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 out of Fresno State. At 6’1″, 248 lbs, Carter has some pass rushing experience playing in a 3-4 defensive scheme with the Steelers.
Over his last 3 seasons as a Steeler, Carter played in 29 games, recording recording 16 tackles, mostly in a back-up and special teams role. He was cut by the Steelers as part of final cuts to get to the 53-man roster on August 30th.
Shortly after being released by the Steelers, Carter was signed to the Colts’ practice squad, where he was added from today. Carter doesn’t factor to play much on defense, but his promotion gives the Colts additional depth and another would-be special teamer.