MIAMI - The Miami Dolphins today signed wide receiver Cris Carter, the NFL's second all-time leading receiver, to a one-year contract, the team announced. Also on Monday, the Dolphins placed wide receiver Oronde Gadsden on injured reserve with a wrist injury that he sustained in a game on October 13 at Denver.<p>

The 36-year old Carter will resume his playing career after beginning this season as an analyst on HBO's Inside the NFL. He has played 15 years in the NFL, including the first three (1987-89) with Philadelphia and the last 12 with Minnesota (1990-01). The Eagles selected him in the fourth-round of the 1987 Supplemental Draft. He was waived by the team on September 3, 1990, and then claimed by the Vikings the following day.

"HBO is happy to accommodate Cris in this truly unique situation as he goes from behind the desk into the huddle," said HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg. "We look forward to maintaining our relationship with Cris and keeping him a part of Inside the NFL. We plan on having Cris on Thursday's edition and we will figure out the rest of his schedule as we go along."

The 6-3, 210-pound Carter has played in 229 regular season contests, starting 208 of them. He has caught 1,093 passes for 13,833 yards and 129 touchdowns, placing him second in NFL annals in both receptions and receiving touchdowns, and third in receiving yards.

Carter was a three-year letterman at Ohio State (1984-86), where he finished his career with 168 receptions for 2,725 yards and 27 touchdowns. He is second in Buckeye history in both career receptions and receiving touchdowns, and is third in receiving yards. In 1986, he led the Big Ten Conference with 69 catches.

Carter prepped at Middletown (Ohio) High School, where he starred in both football and basketball. Christopher D. Carter was born on November 25, 1965 in Troy, Ohio.

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