Cethan Carter

Miami Dolphins
Tight End #82
Miami Dolphins
Tight End #82

Cethan Carter News

Clears COVID-19 list

Carter (undisclosed) was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: Carter missed Monday's contest against the Saints, but he is expected to return in Week 17 against the Titans. However, the 26-year-old tight end's presence is expected to change much, as he hasn't played more than four offensive snaps since the first two weeks of the season.

Dec 29, 2021 1:56 PM EST

Placed in protocol

Carter (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: If Carter's unable to clear COVID-19 protocols before Monday's game against the Saints, his absence is unlikely to have much of an effect on Miami's offense since he sits fourth on the tight end depth chart. It's not clear at this time whether he tested positive for the virus.

Dec 23, 2021 3:21 PM EST

Clear of injury report

Carter (leg) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Carter suffered a leg injury in the preseason opener but will be ready to go for Week 1. The 26-year-old is poised to work as a depth tight end for Miami.

Sep 8, 2021 6:55 PM EST

Injures leg in preseason opener

Carter suffered a leg injury in the 20-13 loss against the Bears on Saturday, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: While blocking Carter had the action on the run roll into his left leg causing him leave the game. The good news is that the 25-year-old was seen walking under his own power on the sideline. The fourth-year tight end spent last year in Cincinnati where he played in 15 games, amassing five catches for 53 yards. If Carter is forced to miss significant time with the injury, then his chances of making the roster are likely limited.

Aug 14, 2021 3:23 PM EST

Back from COVID list

Carter (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: Carter has been away from the team since landing on the COVID list over the weekend, but he can retake the field for Miami after clearing the health and safety protocols. The 25-year-old caught five passes for 53 yards in 15 games for the Bengals in 2020 and inked a three-year, $7.8 million deal with the Dolphins this offseason.

Aug 5, 2021 2:49 PM EST

Lands on COVID list

Carter was placed on the COVID-19 list Sunday.

Analysis: Carter, Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen all landed on the COVID-19 list as apparent close contacts after co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach George Godsey tested positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Carter signed a three-year deal with the Dolphins in March after he totaled just 66 yards and a touchdown while serving primarily as a blocker in Cincinnati.

Aug 1, 2021 5:42 PM EST

Signs with Dolphins

Carter signed a three-year deal with the Dolphins on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Carter spent the first four seasons of his career in Cincinnati, though he missed all of 2018 with an arm injury. Though he's appeared in at least 15 games in his three other campaigns, Carter has commanded only 11 career targets. Instead, his primary value comes as a blocker, and he'll now work behind the likes of Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen in Miami.

Mar 15, 2021 5:46 PM EST

Blocking tight end

Carter had one of his five catches on the season in the Bengals' season-ending loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Carter had a mere seven targets on his 220 offensive snaps for the season, illustrating how much the Bengals view him as a blocker. That's unlikely to change no matter what the teams does at the position over the offseason.

Jan 13, 2021 11:43 PM EST

No targets in loss

Carter played 14 offensive snaps and didn't receive a target in Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Carter maintains around a 25 percent target share on a weekly basis. However, he's rarely used outside of a blocking role, as he's recorded just four receptions for 32 yards through 11 games.

Dec 8, 2020 1:01 PM EST

Full participant Thursday

Carter (shoulder) was a full go at Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Carter currently sits second on the Bengals' tight end depth chart behind starter Drew Sample. The former only has two catches for 25 yards on the season.

Oct 29, 2020 6:27 PM EST

Won't go Sunday

Carter (shoulder) won't play in Sunday's game against the Browns, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Carter was originally thought to be a healthy scratch, however, he won't sit out due to the shoulder injury. The Bengals will head into the rivalry game with just two active tight ends in Drew Sample and Mason Schreck.

Oct 25, 2020 9:02 AM EST

One catch

Carter had one catch for 24 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Carter was only on the field for 20 offensive snaps, whereas fellow tight end Drew Sample was on the field for 64 snaps and had five targets to Carter's one.

Oct 5, 2020 1:19 PM EST

In line for more snaps

Carter is in line for more snaps as the Bengals' second tight end, now that C.J. Uzomah is out for the season.

Analysis: Carter presumably will be in there most often to block - in his first two seasons with the Reds, he's had four targets, catching two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown. He had seven snaps Thursday night against the Browns without getting targeted.

Sep 21, 2020 3:50 PM EST

Nabs contract tender

Carter was tendered as a restricted free agent by the Bengals on Monday.

Analysis: Carter has spent his entire career in Cincinnati since going undrafted out of Nebraska in 2017, and he's now agreed to terms to remain with the team for at least another year. He served as the Bengals' top tight end during the final four games of the 2019 season, owing to a season-ending injury to Drew Sample (ankle), during which span he hauled in both his targets for 13 yards and a score.

Mar 18, 2020 9:21 AM EST

Grabs first career TD in 2019

Carter caught two of three targets for 13 yards and one touchdown across 15 regular-season games in 2019.

Analysis: Carter kicked off the 2019 campaign relegated to special teams, but he managed to carve out a somewhat expanded role on offense after Drew Sample (ankle) suffered a season-ending injury. He's set to become a restricted free agent this offseason.

Jan 24, 2020 10:19 AM EST

First NFL touchdown

Carter caught his first two NFL receptions, including one that went for a touchdown in the Bengals' loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Carter was getting more work due to Drew Sample's season-ending injury. Prior to Sunday, almost all of his snaps had been on special teams.

Dec 17, 2019 10:15 AM EST

Clears concussion protocol

Carter does not carry an injury designation Friday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Tyler's absence from Friday's injury report indicates that he's fully cleared the league's five-step protocol for head injuries. He returned to practice without limitations Thursday. With Drew Sample (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Carter could be in line for increased depth snaps.

Dec 6, 2019 10:51 AM EST

Upgrades to full practice

Carter (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Carter missed the team's Week 13 victory over the Jets and logged a limited practice Wednesday. However, he upgraded to the full practice Thursday and should be in a strong position to return for the Bengals' Week 14 matchup against the Browns as a result.

Dec 5, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Unavailable Sunday

Carter (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Carter sustained the concussion during Sunday's game against the Steelers and will miss at least one game as a result. Drew Sample (ankle) is also sidelined, leaving the Bengals with Tyler Eifert and C.J. Uzomah as the team's only tight ends this week.

Nov 29, 2019 11:27 AM EST

No practice Thursday

Carter (concussion) is not practicing Thursday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Carter is nursing a head injury, and he looks to be trending toward missing Sunday's tilt against the Jets. The depth tight end will need to fully clear the league's concussion protocol before retaking the field.

Nov 28, 2019 12:11 PM EST

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