Former North Carolina RB released by New York Jets
The New York Jets are attempting to right the ship after a 4-5 start to the season, with head coach Robert Saleh saying that changes were coming to the roster in order to fix things.
One of those changes came in releasing running back Michael Carter, whom the Jets drafted in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He led the team with 639 rushing yards on 4.3 yards per carry as a rookie and tacked on 4 touchdowns, but he managed only 402 on 3.5 YPC the next season.
In 2023, Carter sparingly saw the field and only recorded 8 rushing attempts, although he has been dealing with a hamstring injury as of late. Saleh opted to part ways with the RB with the Jets’ backfield already featuring Breece Hall when healthy.
At North Carolina, Carter tallied 3,404 rushing yards, 656 receiving yards and 28 total touchdowns over a 4-year career. Carter was a running mate of current Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams with the Tar Heels, and the duo combined for over 4,000 rushing yards from 2019-20.
Carter will likely land with a new team relatively shortly, as running back has become a position of need for a variety of clubs across the league due to injuries.
We’ve released RB Michael Carter.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 14, 2023