Free Agency: Broncos Tender CB Tony Carter


According to a report from Mike Klis of The Denver Post, the Denver Broncos have tendered restricted free agent cornerback Tony Carter, a deal worth $1.542 million. The contract is non-guaranteed, and Carter is free to still negotiate with other teams, knowing that the Broncos have the first right of refusal.

As a special teams player and key reserve for the defense, Carter is really not a bad player at all. He seems to always make one huge play per season though he makes plenty of bad ones as well.

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Carter is the guy who doesn’t get any of the blame on the play that Rahim Moore is infamous for in the playoffs against the Ravens back in January of 2013.

He has interest from other teams, but the Broncos want to make sure they keep him around if it’s possible. Having a guy like Carter on the back end of your defense is nice because he plays well on special teams, has phenomenal speed, good ball skills, and despite his size, he is a solid spot starter when needed.

Again, there’s nothing flashy about this move, but the Broncos really like Carter. He could probably go to a number of different teams and play a larger role, and he very well may, but for now, it’s going to take a bit of prying to get him away from the Broncos.

Carter has spent five of his six NFL seasons with the Broncos, spending 2010 with the New England Patriots. He has picked off three passes in his career, and has scored a handful of defensive touchdowns. Carter has exceptional speed which has proven extremely valuable for him on special teams.

He has 19 pass breakups in the last three seasons, including 12 from 2012 when he was a starter for much of the first half of the season.