Duron Carter heads back to Montreal

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Around this time last year, wide receiver Duron Carter signed with the Colts after visiting with several teams around the league.

Carter had been productive in two years with the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL, had good size and is the son of Cris Carter, which accounted for the interest but they didn’t add up to immediate NFL success. Carter didn’t make the Colts out of training camp and never got off the practice squad during the regular season.

The Colts didn’t sign him to a futures contract for the 2016 season and Carter won’t be taking another tour of NFL teams. The Alouettes announced Monday that Carter has returned to the other side of the border.

“We welcome Duron back to the Alouettes family. His ability to make big plays will add unlimited potential to our new revamped offense,” Alouettes General Manager and head coach Jim Popp said in a statement.

It’s a one-year deal, so Carter could potentially take another shot at the NFL down the line. For now, though, he’ll need to brush up on his French.

13 responses to “Duron Carter heads back to Montreal

  1. No one in the States wants to be his fall guy or no one wants the baggage of ever having Daddy Cris anywhere near them. I can see it now: “Take it from me, a HOF wide receiver, you’re just not using him the right way!”. Or both.

  2. I’ve known about this kid since high school. He went to so many colleges never really distinguishing himself and falling academically everywhere he went. Perhaps school was never his deal. Maybe he was hanging on his DNA connections to bail him out in the pros.

  3. It is so hard for even an elite CFL player to make his way onto an NFL roster. People want to think the talent disparity between the two leagues isn’t that big, but actually it really is.

  4. It always makes news when an NFL team signs a wide receiver who had success in the CFL, but the fact is none of them have ever had even a modest impact in the NFL. If they were any good, they would have made an NFL team out of college.

  5. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jan 25, 2016 4:55 PM

    …but the fact is none of them have ever had even a modest impact in the NFL.

    Here are two that made names for themselves as WRs in the NFL:

    Raghib Ismail – CFL 91-92 NFL 93-2001
    Joe Horn – CFL 95 NFL 96-2007

  6. Duron chose the wrong team. If he had chosen the Browns he would have seen the field. He chose the Colts who then went out and drafted two guys.

    Most CFL guys don’t have NFL talent, but some do and they get lucky and have productive careers if they land in the right situation, while others do, take their shot and get lost in the shuffle. Duron Carter was one of them.

    I suspect he’ll be back though. I’m rooting for him.

  7. “If they were any good, they would have made an NFL team out of college.”
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    Yeah, but he didn’t really go to college. I mean, he tried 4 or 5 times but it wasn’t working. No one was going to take a shot until he put together a season of work somewhere. It’s hard to say, but I bet if he made it through 3 years of college on the field he would’ve been drafted.

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