Bruce Carter was seen as another free-agent bust and maintained that status until the last game of the season when he started against Carolina and reminded people of who he was and what he was capable of doing.
“Bruce Carter’s first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was far different than expected. Last March, he signed a four-year, $17 million deal as a free agent and was thought to be the incoming starter at middle linebacker. But rookie Kwon Alexander made a strong early impression and won the starting job in training camp. Carter played sporadically until taking on a larger role late in the season, after Alexander’s four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.” – Reported by Andrew Astleford
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