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Duron Carter Feeling ‘Bigger, Better’ With Extra 10 Pounds of Muscle


According to the Indianapolis Star’s Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Colts wideout Duron Carter has put on 10 pounds of additional muscle this offseason and feels both “bigger and better”:

The former CFL standout was signed by the Colts earlier this offseason and was hoping to add extra weight to his originally listed 6’5″, 205 pound frame with the Montreal Alouettes last season.

Jun 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Duron Carter (9) runs with the ball after catching a pass during minicamp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

To his credit, Carter is already listed at ‘6’5″, 211 pounds on the Colts official roster, so it appears that he’s at least added some muscle to his seemingly long build even if it’s not the fully reported 10 pounds.

While Carter is seen as more of a developmental wideout at least initially, the 24-year old has a considerable opportunity to make the Colts 53-man roster as a wide receiver lower on the depth chart. He’ll likely compete with the likes of holdover Griff Whalen and veteran Vincent Brown to become the team’s 5th wide receiver.

As the son of his Hall of Fame father, the younger Carter is coming off an impressive season North of the border, in which he caught 75 receptions for 1,030 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.

Although to make the Colts active roster, Carter will likely have to make his mark on special teams. Something that he’s already looking to do by taking kick return reps at the team’s training camp among other special teams responsibilities:

Due to his exceptional length at 6’5″, Carter figures to have immense potential and talent, which is normally hard to find for a wide receiver lower in a team’s pecking order:

"“His length is what jumps out right off the bat and his ability to make the big play with that length in a variety of ways,” Colts GM Ryan Grigson said of Carter earlier this offseason. “He has very good quickness and wiggle for his size and has excellent ability to adjust to the ball in air.”"

Especially since he allegedly now has the added strength to match in his receiving game.

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