The deal includes $7 million fully guaranteed once he puts pen to paper and an additional $2.25 million guaranteed over the life of the contract. The structure of the contract makes it less onerous for the Falcons to move on from Carpenter after the 2019 season if the soon-to-be 30-year-old doesn't perform as well as the team hopes. Carpenter continues to work his way back from shoulder surgery but should be ready to go for the start of the upcoming campaign.
Carpenter (shoulder) intends to sign a four-year contract with the Falcons, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Carpenter will join a revamped Falcons' offensive line in 2019. A reliable starter at left guard with 97 career starts under his belt, Carpenter played the first 10 games of the 2018 season and all 16 in each of the previous three years. As there haven't been any reports of setbacks in his recovery from undergoing shoulder surgery in November, it wouldn't be surprising if Carpenter were good to go for OTAs this spring.
Carpenter will undergo shoulder surgery and has been placed on injured reserve, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
Carpenter will thus miss the remainder of the 2018 season for the Jets after starting the first 10 games of the season and all 16 in each of the previous three years. The veteran will likely hit free agency this offseason, and while the shoulder injury could impact his value, Carpenter's overall reliability in the past four seasons should find him plenty of suitors on the open market.
Carpenter (shoulder) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Carpenter will likely be replaced by Dakota Dozier at guard, with his next chance to return from a shoulder injury coming next week against the Titans.
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