Jermaine Carter‘s stint with the Texans lasted a bit more than a week. The team announced that they’ve released the veteran linebacker.
Carter was a fifth-round pick by the Panthers back in 2018 and ended up playing out his rookie contract, collecting 178 tackles in 65 games (30 starts). His best season came in 2021 when he finished with 88 tackles while starting all 17 games.
The linebacker signed with the Chiefs last offseason but didn’t make it to the regular season with his new squad. He later caught on with Cleveland and ended up getting into seven games for his new squad, collecting 16 tackles while mostly playing on special teams.
The 28-year-old was already facing an uphill battle to make Houston’s roster. The team previously signed Denzel Perryman and Cory Littleton, adding to a group that already included veterans Christian Kirksey and Blake Cashman. The Texans also added a pair of linebackers in the draft in second-round edge Will Anderson Jr. and fifth rounder Henry To’oTo’o, and they signed free agent linebacker Ian Swenson following a tryout today.