Bruce Carter

#50 LB / Tampa Bay Buccaneers / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 240 lb Age: 27 College: North Carolina Bye 6,18,19,20,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Tallies 12 tackles in Week 17 loss

    Carter tallied 12 tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers. The 27-year-old was outstanding in leading the Bucs defense in stops on the afternoon, and he amassed 28 tackles over the last three weeks while filling in for the suspended Kwon Alexander. He also impressively brought down the quarterback twice over the final three games, coming just one short of the total he amassed in his four-year Cowboys career. Carter was also second amongst the linebackers in sacks despite only starting the last three games of the season. Although he was signed as a free agent with the intention of having him man the Mike linebacker position in Lovie Smith's defense, Carter managed to keep a positive attitude after getting beat out by Alexander in preseason, and proved his worth in the latter's stead the last three weeks. A good tackler with sideline-to-sideline speed, Carter will provide outstanding depth in the middle in 2016, and could very well compete for one of the outside linebacker spots.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Collects eight tackles, pass defensed in Week 16 loss

    Carter posted eight tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Bears. The five-year pro was back on the field as the suspended Kwon Alexander's replacement, after having missed the Week 15 tilt against the Rams with foot and ankle injuries. Carter matched the season high in tackles that he'd amassed in his first start in Alexander's stead in Week 14, while also recording his second pass defensed of the season. The 27-year-old will get the call again in the season finale against the Panthers, and figures to be in for another active afternoon against Carolina's run-heavy attack and the rushing threat that Cam Newton presents.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Active in Week 16

    Carter (ankle) is active Sunday against the Bears. After putting in three full practices this week, Carter will be in the lineup at middle linebacker. Despite his presence in the lineup, he's only been on the field for more than 20 snaps a single time this season. That said, his presence is a boost to the Bucs rushing defense.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Inactive for TNF

    Carter (foot) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Rams. Carter did a nice job filling in for Kwon Alexander (suspension) last week, but the Bucs will now turn to Danny Lansanah at middle linebacker. Carter could miss time beyond Week 15 and is no lock to return this season.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Listed as doubtful for Week 15

    Carter (foot/ankle) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game at St. Louis, the Buccaneers official site reports. Carter's doubtful designation comes as no surprise, considering he's been wearing a walking boot and had to be helped off the field in the final series versus the Saints last Sunday. Carter did not practice Wednesday, and Danny Lansanah is expected to slide into his starting middle linebacker role against the Rams.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Misses practice Tuesday

    Carter (foot/ankle) was wearing a boot at Tuesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Carter went down in Tampa's final series against the Saints in Week 14, and is highly unlikely to play in Thursday's game versus the Rams. The 27-year-old was solid in his first game as the suspended Kwon Alexander's replacement, and tallied one of the Bucs'two sacks of Drew Brees in Week 14. The five-year pro would likely be replaced by Danny Lansanah in the middle in Week 15.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Tallies eight tackles before injury in Week 14 loss

    Carter (ankle/foot) totaled eight tackles (six solo), including two tackles for loss, and a sack in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints. The fifth-year pro did an admirable job in his first game in the suspended Kwon Alexander's stead, but had to be carried to the locker room after suffering foot and ankle injuries on Tampa's final defensive series. Carter looked decisive and stout manning the middle, but is highly unlikely to take the field in Week 15, with the Bucs' matchup against the Rams taking place on Thursday night.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Unlikely to be ready

    Carter (ankle/foot) is unlikely to play in Thursday's game against the Rams, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Carter filled in for the suspended Kwon Alexander at middle linebacker in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Saints. With Carter now expected to miss at least one game and quite possibly more, the Bucs will likely turn to Orie Lemon, Adarius Glanton or Josh Keyes.

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    Buccaneers' Bruce Carter: Will start at middle linebacker in Week 14

    Carter (concussion) will take the suspended Kwon Alexander's place at middle linebacker in Tampa's Week 14 tilt versus the Saints, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 27-year-old will get the call at the Mike linebacker spot, a role he was originally slated for when he was signed as a free agent in the offseason. Carter began the week practicing at the strong side linebacker spot, before shifting to the middle in Thursday's session. The five-year pro has only played 12 percent of the defensive snaps this season, but has a solid amount of starting experience from his Cowboys tenure. Carter also has some playmaking ability, having led all linebackers league-wide in 2014 with five interceptions.

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    Bucs LB Bruce Carter (ribs) gets full run in practice Friday

    Buccaneers linebacker Bruce Carter (ribs) was a full participant in practice for a second consecutive day on Friday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Carter appears ready to step in at strong-side linebacker in Week 2 against the Saints should Danny Lansanah, who also practiced fully on Friday, experience any setbacks before the opening kickoff. Although he disappointed in his off-season audition at the middle linebacker spot he was originally signed to occupy, Carter is still expected to provide valuable experience and depth for the Bucs linebacker corps in 2015.

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