Carter caught his lone target for 17 yards and lost a fumble on a kickoff return in Sunday's 51-31 playoff loss to the Chiefs.

In the midst of Houston's second-quarter collapse, Carter had the ball dislodged on a kickoff return, setting up Kansas City's third touchdown. To be fair, this was a team-wide disaster, but Carter's fumble fueled the Chiefs' gathering momentum after they had fallen behind 24-0. He finished the regular season with 11 catches on 14 targets for 162 yards, while averaging 22.0 yards on kickoff returns and 9.7 yards on punt returns. The 26-year-old was Houston's primary returner and supplanted Keke Coutee as the No. 4 wideout at the end of the year. Carter enters the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent, meaning the Texans can retain him with a one-year, league-minimum contract.

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