LB Bruce Carter is visiting the Buffalo Bills.

Bruce Carter previously played under Rob Ryan.

The Buffalo Bills announced that they're hosting linebacker Bruce Carter on a free agent visit. He previously visited with the NY Jets on Wednesday. Carter is one of the best free agent inside linebackers remaining on the market and could be a good fit in Buffalo's defense.

Carter started his career with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. He was a second round pick of the team, but did not see much time on the field as a rookie. However, in his second season, Carter started 11 games in Dallas and recorded 70 total tackles and two passes defensed. In his first two seasons with the Cowboys, Carter's defensive coordinator was Rob Ryan, Buffalo's current Assistant Head Coach/Defense. 

The linebacker played two more seasons with the Cowboys before leaving the team in free agency. Carter signed a four-year, $17 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year in free agency, but he was released by the team in early March. Carter struggled in Tampa Bay's 4-3 defense after spending time in the 3-4 defense of the Cowboys. 

Carter's knowledge of Rob Ryan's defense could help give him the inside track at winning the Will LB job next to Preston Brown, if signed.


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