15 NFL Teams Interested in WR Duron Carter


Jun 26, 2014; Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter poses for a photo. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Cris Carter’s son, Duron Carter, has been lighting up the CFL since his college career and after making a playoff run with Montreal it appears that the promising 23 year old will be making a move back down south to the NFL in February when he is eligible to sign with NFL teams as according to Jason La Canfora of CBS sports there are “roughly 15 teams” interested in the 1,000 yard receiver.

Carter joined the Als in the 2013 season and posted nearly 2,000 yards over two seasons with 12 career touchdowns in the CFL while showing his promise as a potential diamond in the rough for NFL teams, with some contenders hoping to add Carter this offseason as the Seahawks, Niners and Colts were amongst the teams identified as interested in Carter by La Canfora.

From CBS Sports

"CFL wideout Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter, is drawing interest from upwards of 15 NFL teams, his agent, Mitch Frankel, told CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Sources told La Canfora the Colts, Seahawks and 49ers are “very interested” in obtaining the 6-5 specimen, assuming he has matured from off-field issues that led to him going undrafted.Carter completed his CFL contract when Montreal’s season ended in the playoffs, and he can begin taking NFL visits Monday. La Canfora reported Carter might opt to hold a pro day for NFL scouts after the holidays, “allowing time for his body to heal from the season first, and then pursue individual visits after that.”"

The Raiders weren’t identified in La Canfora’s report as interested in Carter, but based on the team kicking the tires on 2013 Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets last offseason you would have to imagine they will be amongst the bidders for Carter come the time that the son of one of the NFL’s best wideouts of the 90’s starts auditioning for the reported 15 interested teams who want his services.

Regardless the Raiders should get themselves in the bidding because Carter is a potential cheap talent they can add early in the offseason and with the lack of quality receivers in the system in Oakland they need to pursue as many options as possible. Especially considering the team will likely be moving on from the likes of Denarius Moore and Vincent Brown come the offseason. Bringing in some fresh blood in Carter before the draft and main free agency period would be an extremely shrewd move for any team, especially for the Raiders due to the aforementioned question marks at the position.

Below are some CFL highlights of Carter, who was the best wideout in the league by far in 2014: