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ILB Bruce Carter - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 241Born: 2-19-1988College: North CarolinaDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

One of the most interesting acquisitions of the offseason, Bruce Carter will reportedly play middle linebacker in Lovie Smith's scheme, a goldmine from an IDP perspective. That is, if he can wrestle back the starting job from rookie Kwon Alexander who was named the starter after the first week of preseason. Carter played off and on at strongside linebacker for Dallas last year, but injuries kept him from being overly effective. A new lease of life in Tampa could be exactly what he needs. Carter is an under-the-radar player right now but could rise to LB2 status if he can seize his starting job back. (August 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 76, 57
ILB Dynasty - 75, 57

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2012 DAL 11 51 19 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 DAL 15 73 23 2 0 0 0 3 0
2014 DAL 13 47 20 1 0 0 5 8 1
2015 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 36 * * * * * * *
2015 PROJ-Norton 16 16 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Buccaneers | Bruce Carter competing for job (Tue Aug 18, 09:19 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter has moved to strong-side linebacker and is competing for a starting job with LB Danny Lansanah, head coach Lovie Smith said Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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