Five Under The Radar Free Agents The Houston Texans Should Target: Defense

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Dec 14, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker

Bruce Carter

(54) slides to the ground after intercepting a pass late in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles, 38-27. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Carter, Linebacker, Dallas Cowboys

A 6’2” 240 pound linebacker who notched 68 tackles and five interceptions should be a hot commodity. The fact that this same linebacker had 96 tackles the season before should make him even more sought after.

Bruce Carter however, seems to be a forgotten man when it comes to all the free agency talk. For some reason the 2nd round pick from North Carolina never got out of the doghouse in Dallas, despite all the big plays he made. Carter recorded two interceptions in the season finale against Washington and a pick six sealed the Boys come from behind win earlier in the year against St. Louis.

The thing that is interesting about Carter, as far as Houston is concerned, is that Carter was playing out of position for Dallas. He was outside linebacker in the 4-3 defense after the team switched from the previously ran 3-4.

Playing inside on the 3-4 Carter seemed much more active and showed better instincts. Coming to a team like Houston would allow Carter to play his natural position. Plus, due to the impression that he has not been that good in Dallas, he could be had for way under his true market value.

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