Canadian Football League star Duron Carter won’t have to wait much longer to sign with an NFL team. The talented wide receiver will be granted his release once he signs with an NFL team.
Early reports indicated that Carter wouldn’t be able to sign with an NFL team until Feb. 10 when his contract with the Montreal Alouettes expires. The two parties have agreed that once he signs with an NFL team, he’ll be released.
Duron has been making the rounds around the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings are seen as the frontrunners to sign him. His father spent the majority of his career with the Vikings.
Carter originally attended Ohio State in 2009 but was declared academically ineligible by the end of his first semester and couldn’t play in the Rose Bowl. He transferred to junior college for a year before heading to Alabama.
More academic issues plagued him at Alabama and he took a redshirt season in 2011. He was suspended in the spring of 2012 prompting him to transfer to FAU, but his petition to play immediately was denied.
In 2013, Carter signed with the Alouettes.
In two seasons, Carter has hauled in 124 receptions for 1,939 yards and 12 touchdowns. He measures in at 6-5 and 210-pounds.
Carter would give the Colts a physical receiver who could potentially be Reggie Wayne‘s replacement. His career has been marred by inconsistent play but he is equally talented at getting tough yards and making big plays.
The Colts are seen as frontrunners in large part due to the Luck factor. Carter would always be in the shadow of his father if he signed with the Vikings and the likelihood of success in higher in Indianapolis. Teddy Bridgewater could develop into a fine quarterback but Carter has better odds playing with a QB who is already established.
While Carter still has to make a decision on where to sign, this just moves up the chances that we’ll hear something in the next week.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Colts and Carter are close to an agreement.