Carter caught 2-of-5 targets for 37 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Jets. He also returned one punt for nine yards.
Carter caught the first two balls thrown his way for 19 and 18 yards respectively but was unable to reel in another. While it wasn't his most impressive effort, the Sacramento State product has been consistent and made enough plays on both offense and special teams this preseason that he is now considered a likely candidate for the Eagles' sixth and probably final wide receiver spot on the 53-man roster. With Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) slated to miss the first two weeks and Mack Hollins (undisclosed), Markus Wheaton, and Kamar Aiken (hamstring) all having battled injuries and ineffectiveness over the summer, the 25-year-old has a real shot at entering the year as high as fourth on the Eagles' depth chart for the season opener at Atlanta behind Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace and Shelton Gibson.
Carter caught four of six targets for 73 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to Cleveland.
Carter made an important play towards the end of the game, as he kept the Eagles' final drive alive with a catch on fourth down and 30 seconds left in the game. He also returned a punt for 29 yards and fielded three others. Although the 25-year-old is on his fourth team and just signed with the Eagles in July, he has reportedly impressed in camp with his playmaking ability and has seen his role increase each week of the preseason so far. Thanks to an injury-depleted receiving corps in Philadelphia, the Sacramento State product has emerged as a dark horse to make the team.
Carter was waived by the 49ers on Tuesday.
Carter spent the 2017 season on San Francisco's practice squad, so he'll be looking for a depth role elsewhere. The 25-year-old has already endured three years in the league without logging a snap.
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|6||10/11/18||@ NYG||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ JAC||9:30 am|
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|11||11/18/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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