Falcons sign Bruce Carter to one-year contract

Nov 18, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons linebackers Bruce Carter (left) and Duke Riley walk off the field dejected falling to the Dallas Cowboys 22-19 in a NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Atlanta.  Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Nov 18, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons linebackers Bruce Carter (left) and Duke Riley walk off the field dejected falling to the Dallas Cowboys 22-19 in a NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Veteran linebacker Bruce Carter, who provided needed depth for the Falcons last season, was signed to a one-year contract on Monday.

Carter played in 11 games last season and had 21 tackles and seven special teams tackles.

In 101 career games, Carter, a former starter with the Cowboys, has 327 tackles, five sacks and 14 quarterback hits. He has started 36 games.

Carter was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2011 draft. He’s also spent some time with the Buccaneers.

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