Broncos Tender RFA Tony Carter

The Broncos have tendered restricted free agent cornerback Tony Carter.

ENGLEWOOD, Co—The Denver Broncos have tendered seventh-year cornerback Tony Carter, a restricted free agent. John Elway announced the move today.

Carter, whose original stint with the Broncos came in 2009, has been with the club for the last four seasons. He has appeared in 42 regular season games, with three starts.

As a former undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida State, Carter has served as a viable backup cornerback and in 2012, was a high-impact contributor in the Broncos secondary. Affectionately dubbed “Sticky Man” by his previous coaches and teammates, Carter is known as an aggressive risk-taker in coverage.

Although he can be “grabby”, he’s a very instinctual defensive back, who has a nose for the ball. In his career in Denver, he has defensed 22 passes, intercepted three balls and recovered three fumbles. He has also scored multiple defensive touchdowns as a Bronco.

Last season, Carter was the Broncos No. 4 cornerback, behind Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, Jr, Bradley Roby and Kayvon Webster. Tendering him makes perfect sense, if the Broncos truly plan on moving Webster to free safety, as has been previously reported.

Carter might be a gambler, but sometimes the chances he takes pays off in spades. As a player with valuable starting experience and snaps played in the Broncos sub-packages, the team could do far worse on the open market.

”Sticky Man” will ride the orange and blue train once again.

Chad Jensen is the Publisher and Lead Analyst for MileHighHuddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen and on Google+.

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