Carter (undisclosed) was cut by the Saints on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Carter landed on injured reserve this season due to an undisclosed injury, but the team has decided to part ways with the cornerback instead of keeping him around. The 30-year-old will now look to return to full health before finding a spot on a new roster.
The Broncos tendered restricted free agent cornerback Tony Carter, enabling Denver to match any offer he receives, reports the team's website. Playing in eight games last season, Carter had five tackles and one pass knocked down.
His season highlight came against the Raiders when he recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown.
The Broncos have declared the following players as inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Juwan Thompson, Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield, Dominique Jones and Mitch Unrein.
Thompson played in 15 games for Denver this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry with three touchdowns. He was considered probable on the team's final injury report of the week with hip and knee injuries.
The Broncos are currently 9 1/2-point favorites against the Colts Sunday.
The Broncos declared running back Ronnie Hillman (foot), linebacker Brandon Marshall (foot), defensive back Tony Carter, offensive linemen Michael Schofield and Paul Cornick, tight end Dominique Jones and defensive lineman Quanterus Smith inactive for Monday's game at Cincinnati.
The following players have been listed as inactive for the Broncos in Week 12 against the Dolphins: Montee Ball, Julius Thomas, Ronnie Hillman, Tony Carter, Chris Clark, Michael Schofield and Marvin Austin.
Only two injured Broncos have been ruled out for the game Sunday against St. Louis. They are running back Ronnie Hillman (foot) and tight end Virgil Green (knee), who had been deemed doubtful.
The healthy scratches are wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, running back Kapri Bibbs, linebacker Todd Davis and offensive tackle Michael Schofield.
The Broncos have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's game against the 49ers: running back Montee Ball (groin), wide receiver Cody Latimer, cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, guard Ben Garland, tackle Michael Schofield and defensive tackle Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos are very healthy heading into Week 7, with Ball the only player on the active roster missing the game due to injury. All the team's players listed as probable on the final injury report are active, including running back Juwan Thompson (knee), linebacker Corey Nelson (hamstring), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and defensive backs Omar Bolden (groin), David Bruton (ankle) and Chris Harris (knee).
Featured back Montee Ball (groin) and linebacker Lerentee McCray (knee) are the lone injured players on the inactive report released Sunday by the Broncos for their game against the host Jets.
The healthy scratches are wide receiver Cody Latimer, defensive back Tony Carter, offensive linemen Ben Garland and Michael Schofield and defensive lineman Mitch Unrein.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Broncos in Week 3 against Seattle: Cody Latimer, Tony Carter, Lerentee McCray, Danny Trevathan, Ben Garland, Michael Schofield and Mitch Unrein.
The Broncos have announced that the following players will be inactive for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Chiefs: safety David Bruton Jr., wide receivers Cody Latimer and Tony Carter, guard Ben Garland, offensive tackle Michael Schofield and linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Special teamer Bruton was questionable with a shoulder injury. Garland was doubtful with an ankle issue. Trevathan will miss a few more weeks while recovering from a broken ankle.
Broncos defensive back Tony Carter left Saturday's preseason game against the Texans with a neck injury, per ESPN. He was involved in a collision with fellow defensive back Omar Bolden in the third quarter and was unable to return. He finished the game with two total tackles prior to the injury.
The Broncos announced the re-signing of restricted free agent defensive tackle Mitch Unrein and the re-signing of three exclusive rights free agents: cornerback Tony Carter, safety Duke Ihenacho and linebacker Brandon Marshall.
Of the group, Ihenacho contributed the most in 2013, starting 14 games and totaling 72 tackles, most of any Broncos defensive back.
The Broncos tendered exclusive rights deals to cornerback Tony Carter and safety Duke Ihenacho, USA Today reported. Both players proved to be valuable role players for the Broncos.
With cornerback Chris Harris sidelined by a torn ACL, Broncos corners Champ Bailey and Tony Carter got exposed in the Super Bowl. Carter gave up a perfect 158.3 passer rating on passes thrown to his coverage area, while Bailey yielded a 115.6 rating, according to Pro Football Focus.
Carter also was called for pass interference in the end zone, leading to a Seattle touchdown. Only corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie held up, allowing a 72.9 rating.
Several Broncos who were listed as probable on the injury report are active for the Super Bowl, including cornerbacks Tony Carter (shoulder) and Kayvon Webster (thumb), defensive tackles Terrance Knighton (knee) and Mitch Unrein (knee) and kicker Matt Prater (illness). All were able to practice fully last week.
Broncos reserve cornerback Tony Carter could play a positive role in the Super Bowl on Sunday, according to wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert.
"He, in the back of my mind, is the guy that no one is talking about that could step up and make a play," Tolbert said.
Tolbert said he likes what he has seen of Carter, who played in more than half the snaps in the AFC title game win against New England.
"I see him in practice every day," Tolbert added. "I see how he is fast, he's quick, he has good change of direction. He makes plays in practice a lot, so he could be a guy who could step up."
Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (chest) and reserve cornerback Tony Carter (concussion) are practicing on Thursday. Backup defensive tackle Mitch Unrein is out for undisclosed reasons.
Broncos coach John Fox said cornerback Tony Carter sustained a stinger, not a concussion, in the AFC Championship Game. Fox said Carter is fine and will play in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seahawks.
The early word on Broncos cornerback Tony Carter, who suffered a concussion and an arm injury against the Patriots, is that he should be available for the Super Bowl, reports Fox Sports. Carter played in all nickel packages against New England.
Broncos cornerback Tony Carter left the AFC Championship Game in the second half with a concussion.