Cethan Carter’s signing with the Dolphins as a tight end was officially confirmed today. Carter was signed by the Bengals as a free agent after going undrafted out of Nebraska when he initially entered the league and remained there for the first four years of his career.
When you watch a clip of the Bengals special teams, you will notice No. 82 featured prominently. Carter was able to build out a career for himself in the National Football League (NFL) by utilizing his skills on special teams, whether it be going down the field on kick coverage or laying a vital block on a lengthy return.
It is not just the responsibility of special teams to make the effort to block in the wide field. In the game in 2017 that was played against Indianapolis, Carter made a fantastic block on the safety 25 yards down the field, which allowed running back Joe Mixon to take advantage of a screen ball and gain 62 yards.
How Good Is Cethan Carter?
With 24 career special teams stops, Carter has finished among the top 50 in special teams tackles since entering the league (2018 was missed due to an injury). In 2020, he received a career-high PFF grade of 82.1 while playing 896 special teams snaps.
Carter played 368 offensive snaps in his three-year career, 212 of which were as a run blocker. On 10 targets, he has caught seven catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.