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Former Colts Linebacker Chris Carter Heading To Redskins

Intro: A fourth 2017 free agent for the Colts has joined another team. Seldom used linebacker Chris Carter is signing with the Washington Redskins.


INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, the Colts saw a pair of their former linebackers ink deals with new teams.

Carter was an unrestricted free agent in 2017, after playing just one season with the Colts.

The likelihood of Carter re-signing with the Colts was not real high given the changing of the guard at the outside linebacker position in Indianapolis.

In 2017, Carter played a grand total of five defensive snaps the entire season for the Colts, seeing special teams action in nine games.

The Colts have already signed three new outside linebackers in the first week of free agency (Jabaal Sheard, John Simon and Barkevious Mingo).

That trio will try and replace the departed Carter, plus Robert Mathis, Erik Walden and Trent Cole also gone.

In playing for the Steelers, Colts, Bengals and Ravens, Carter has suited up for 62 career games, making 37 tackles.

Carter turns 28 years old later this year and was a 2011 fifth-round pick.

After a week of free agency, these former Colts have found new homes:

-Safety Mike Adams (Carolina Panthers)

-Defensive Lineman Zach Kerr (Denver Broncos)

-Inside Linebacker Josh McNary (Jacksonville Jaguars)

-Outside Linebacker Chris Carter (Washington Redskins)

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