Jets sign fourth-rounder Michael Carter

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The Jets took two players named Michael Carter in this year’s draft and they signed one of them to his first NFL contract on Friday.

It was fourth-round running back Michael Carter rather than fifth-round defensive back Michael Carter II who agreed to a four-year deal with the team.

Carter closed out his time at North Carolina with back-to-back seasons with more than 1,000 rushing yards. He ran for 3,404 yards and 22 touchdowns over four years at the school and added six touchdowns as a receiver.

Tevin Coleman, Lamical Perine, Ty Johnson, Austin Walter, and Josh Adams are the other backs with the Jets.