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Jets agree to 1-year deal with Ex-Bucs LB Bruce Carter

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, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, per a source.

Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida first reported the signing.

The 28-year-old Carter visited with the Lions and Bills before settling on the Jets.

Carter was cut earlier this month after flopping in his only season in Tampa. He agreed to a four-year contract in 2015, but never won the starting gig, losing to promising rookie Kwon Alexander. Carter played just 314 snaps, compiling 47 tackles and two sacks in three starts. The veteran has been a disappointment since his breakout season with the Cowboys in 2012.

Carter should provide the Jets depth at inside linebacker after the team lost Demario Davis to the Cleveland Browns. It remains a position Gang Green could upgrade in the draft.

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