Earlier this season, it was reported that the Colts had definite interest in the 23-year old Carter and were seen as the early favorites. According to NFLDraftScout’s Matt Miller, as of late December, the Colts were still seen as the favorites to sign Carter.
Jun 26, 2014; Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter poses for a photo. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
At 6’5″, 205 pounds, Carter has never lacked in talent and natural ability. Rather, it’s been a maturity issue that has so far kept him out of the NFL. However, teams feel confident that Carter has matured during his time north of the border, playing for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. This past season Carter finished 11th in the league with 1,030 receiving yards, in addition to his 75 catches and 7 touchdowns. He averaged a whopping 19 yards per catch on the season.
He’s expected to meet with Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Indianapolis this week among other NFL teams. However, if reports are true, the Colts will be the favorite to eventually sign him if today goes well. It’s worth noting that Carter cannot he officially signed until February however.
Carter to the Colts makes sense for both sides quite frankly. Not only does Carter get the opportunity to play with a star young quarterback in Andrew Luck, but there may be some openings on the Colts wide receiver depth chart come next season. Beloved 14-year veteran Reggie Wayne is in the twilight of his career and could decide to retire, while Hakeem Nicks is a free agent and may not be re-signed after an up-and-down 2014 season.
With T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief already safely in the fold for the foreseeable future, the Colts could choose to pair Duron Carter with them, as another infusion of young talent. The opportunity is there for Carter to possibly become the 3rd wideout in the team’s wide receiver pecking order should he choose to sign with the Colts.
It’s definitely a situation well-worth monitoring, and we’ll update the situation as we receive them.
MONTREAL, QUE.: NOVEMBER 16, 2014 — Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter celebrates his touchdown during the first half of their CFL East Division semifinal against the BC Lions at Molson Stadium in Montreal on Sunday, November 16, 2014. (Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette)