Michael Carter

New York Jets
Running Back #30
New York Jets
Running Back #30
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Michael Carter News

Dodges injury report

Carter (ankle) wasn't listed on the Jets' injury report Wednesday, per the team's official site.

Analysis: Carter was forced out of New York's Week 13 loss to the Vikings due to an apparent ankle injury, but his absence from Wednesday's injury report implies that the issue is no longer a concern. The 23-year-old is slated to continue operating as the team's No. 3 cornerback behind Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed when the Jets travel to Buffalo this weekend.

Dec 7, 2022 4:23 PM EST

Injured Sunday

Carter is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings with an ankle injury.

Analysis: Carter logged three tackles before picking up an ankle issue at some point in the first half, though it's unclear when or how this injury occurred. In his absence, expect Brandin Echols and Justin Hardee to step up into bigger roles behind starting cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed.

Dec 4, 2022 11:25 AM EST

Not on injury report

Carter isn't listed on the Jets' initial injury report ahead of Week 12, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Carter was forced out of the team's Week 11 loss to New England due to a chest injury, but it appears he's moved past the issue and should be available for Week 12. The cornerback has totaled 36 tackles, six pass defenses and two interceptions across 10 appearances this season.

Nov 23, 2022 2:16 PM EST

Exits versus New England

Carter (chest) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Carter was forced out with a chest injury at some point during the second half, leaving him with less than one quarter to return before the end of this contest. In his stead, Brandin Echols and Justin Hardee should see increased usage behind starting cornerbacks D.J. Reed and Sauce Gardner.

Nov 20, 2022 12:48 PM EST

Has pick-six negated

Carter totaled seven solo tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Carter intercepted Mac Jones in the second quarter. Two drives later, Carter made another interception and took it to the house, but the play was negated by a questionable roughing the passer penalty on John Franklin-Myers. That play proved to be the turning point in the game, as the Patriots went on to outscore New York 19-7 after Carter's pick-six was taken off the board.

Oct 30, 2022 7:00 PM EST

Returns from COVID list

Carter was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 Wednesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Carter missed the Jets' Week 16 contest with the Jaguars, but he'll now be able to return to his nickelback role in the Jets' defense Sunday against the Buccaneers. The fifth-round selected rookie has 61 tackles (36 solo), four passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in 13 games.

Dec 29, 2021 12:07 PM EST

Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

Carter (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The cornerback will now enter the league's COVID-19 protocols, putting his availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in question. If Carter is forced to miss the game, Isaiah Dunn and Javelin Guidry may be asked to step into larger roles in the Jets' secondary.

Dec 21, 2021 3:59 PM EST

Will play Sunday

Carter (concussion) will play Sunday against the Dolphins,

Analysis: Carter was able to log full practices all week after missing the Dolphins' Week 14 contest against the Saints. The rookie corner will look to provide a boost to the Jets' secondary Sunday against the Dolphins.

Dec 17, 2021 5:40 PM EST

Won't suit up vs. Saints

Carter (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Carter suffered a concussion versus the Eagles in Week 13, and he will need to fully clear the league's related protocols before retaking the field. The rookie's next chance to play will come Dec. 19 versus the Dolphins.

Dec 10, 2021 8:09 AM EST

Concussion confirmed

Carter suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Carter recorded two tackles before leaving the game with a concussion. The rookie fifth-round pick will have to clear protocols if he wants to return to action in Week 14.

Dec 5, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Evaluated for concussion

Carter exited Sunday's game against the Eagles and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Analysis: Carter exited the game in the second half and was seen entering the medical tent. If he is diagnosed with a concussion, he'll have to clear protocols to have the potential to return for a Week 14 matchup against the Saints. Prior to his exit, Carter had recorded two tackles.

Dec 5, 2021 12:24 PM EST

Eight tackles in first home game

Carter had a eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England.

Analysis: Carter's stat line also included one tackle for loss. The rookie defensive back has quickly become a key piece of the Jets' inexperienced secondary, with 13 tackles through two games.

Sep 19, 2021 6:10 PM EST

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