Packers sign Tony Carter

In the wake of depth-depleting injuries, the Packers have signed veteran running back Tony Carter as a free agent, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced today.<P>

The ninth-year pro was origally signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent in 1994 out of the University of Minnesota.

Carter, 6-foot, 234-pounds, spent his first four seasons with the Bears. He also played athree seasons in New England and signed with Denver as a free agent in 2001 and played there one season before being waived in the final cutdown this year.

Carter has played in 120 regular-season games, with 65 starts, over an 8-year NFL career. Carter has rushed for 256 yards in 76 attempts, a 3.4-yard average, and 2 touchdowns, and caught 164 passes for 1,168 yards, a 7.1-yard average, and 1 TD. He also has posted 201 yards with 13 career kickoff returns, a 15.5-yard average.

Carter, who fills the roster vacancy created by the waiving of Moe Smith Tuesday, has been assigned jersey number 39.

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