The New York Jets filled one linebacker hole last week by re-signing Erin Henderson to a two-year, $3.1 million contract, but they apparently aren't finished with that position. On Wednesday, they hosted Bruce Carter on a free-agent visit, a league source confirmed.
Chances are, the Jets are looking for depth at inside linebacker. They used four veteran inside linebackers last season -- David Harris, Demario Davis, Henderson and Jamari Lattimore -- and they're down to only two because Davis is gone (Cleveland Browns) and Lattimore is a free agent.
Carter, a second-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2011, was a three-year starter in Dallas. He was a free-agent bust last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, getting cut only one year into a four-year, $17 million contract. He lost the middle linebacker job in the preseason and, later, the strong-side position, becoming a backup.
Carter (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) doesn't bring much as a pass-rusher (five career sacks), but he can be adept in pass coverage. He has five career interceptions, all in 2014.