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Myster X 10-21-02 02:05 PM

Chris Carter signs with Dolphins
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/...ns-carter.html

Carter comes out of retirement to join Dolphins
By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
October 21, 2002


MIAMI (AP) -- Cris Carter came out of retirement and out of the broadcast booth Monday to join the Miami Dolphins, signing a one-year contract to bolster their injury-depleted receiving corps.
Following a news conference to announce the signing, Carter was to report for his first team meeting. He'll have two weeks to get ready for Miami's next game at Green Bay on Nov. 4.

``I think it's going to be a great addition to our team,'' coach Dave Wannstedt said. ``It's probably going to take him a couple of weeks to learn the offense and get in playing shape. How quick all that happens will determine how much he plays.''

The 36-year old Carter retired in May and had been working on HBO's ``Inside the NFL.'' Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss applauded his ex-teammate's return.

``I love it!'' Moss said. ``And I think a lot of football teams he's been making comments about will love it, too.''

Carter is the NFL's second all-time leading receiver with 1,093 catches for 13,833 yards and 129 touchdowns. The 15-year veteran had 73 catches for 871 yards and six touchdowns last season with Minnesota.

Carter reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with $600,000 guaranteed and $700,000 in incentives.

The Dolphins (5-2) lead the AFC East but are coming off a 23-10 loss Sunday to Buffalo. Miami's passing game has been staggered by the loss of quarterback Jay Fiedler and receivers Chris Chambers and Oronde Gadsden to injuries.

Chambers (concussion) is expected back for the Green Bay game, but Gadsden plans to have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, and he'll miss the rest of the season.

Gadsden decided to undergo the operation rather than play with the injury when the Dolphins declined to give him the contract extension he sought. He was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Several Miami players said Carter's experience will be a welcome addition.

``Even if he's just on the sideline hanging out, he'll be a big plus,'' linebacker Zach Thomas said. ``He'll bring some leadership and teach our guys some things.''

immortal_zeus 10-21-02 02:09 PM

Re: Chris Carter signs with Dolphins
 

Originally posted by mysterX
The 36-year old Carter retired in May and had been working on HBO's ``Inside the NFL.'' Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss applauded his ex-teammate's return.

``I love it!'' Moss said. ``And I think a lot of football teams he's been making comments about will love it, too.''

:lol: I take it Carter made some scathing comments about some teams while he was with HBO? :lol:

How long before he breaks apart the Dolphins? ;):p

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edstein 10-21-02 06:07 PM

I just put in a free agent bid for him in my fantasy league. I will use him if he shows some game time.

DVDHO 10-21-02 07:06 PM

With Lucas at the helm you might wanna hold that thought.

edstein 10-21-02 08:32 PM

He's gonna be a fourth stringer. I picked him up just in spite of my other owners.

B.A. 10-22-02 09:00 AM

looks as though he is still looking for that elusive Super Bowl ring to me.

Dead 10-22-02 11:57 AM


Originally posted by edstein
I just put in a free agent bid for him in my fantasy league. I will use him if he shows some game time.

So did I. If he does anything at all he'll make it as a starter at WR for me... my WRs have pretty much stunk or been hurt all year.

Red Dog 10-22-02 11:58 AM


Originally posted by edstein
I just put in a free agent bid for him in my fantasy league. I will use him if he shows some game time.
So did I. I doubt that I'll get him though - some idiot in my league will probably spend more than half of their cap on him.

Dr. Dean 10-22-02 12:52 PM

I picked him up on saturday when we have a "free for all" period...since I knew he wouldn't clear waivors for me...He is gonna be the #2 guy in Miami and should really help Chambers' numbers a lot. Don't know if I'll use him (I have Chambers) but the other owners won't either :)

alarican 10-22-02 01:39 PM


Originally posted by bahist17
looks as though he is still looking for that elusive Super Bowl ring to me.
For sure....He is a media, hog also.

But I think it is a very smart move for Miami. He has made some amazing catches.

POWERBOMB 10-25-02 01:56 AM

Funny how most everyone talked more about their Fantasy football than the actual impact he will have in Miami.

Or maybe that is what you guys are saying?


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