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Got Carter

By Sean M. Deegan
Publisher, Jets Insider.com
August 24th, 2004
The Jets hopefully stabilized a very shaky backup QB situation on Tuesday by announcing the signing of former Cowboy’s QB Quincy Carter.

The Jets hopefully stabilized a very shaky backup QB situation on Tuesday by announcing the signing of former Cowboy’s QB Quincy Carter.

Details of the deal were not disclosed, but Jets Insider.com has learned that it’s likely a one year contract for the NFL veteran minimum.

In an ironic turn of events, Carter comes to NY after he was cut and replaced by former Jets QB Vinny Testaverde on August 4th who the Jets released in June. The 6-2, 213 pound Carter was originally a second round pick for Dallas out of the University of Georgia in 2001 and since then started 31 games for the Cowboys including leading them to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth last season. He comes to the Jets with a 56.2 % completion percentage, including 29 TD’s and 36 INT’s.

Rumors have surfaced that Carter was released by the Cowboys after allegedly testing positive for drugs and violating of the NFL substance abuse policy. Although this has not been confirmed by any league official, since it would be Carter’s second violation he would not face a suspension, just a fine of four game checks.

Carter flew to New York last night and after a physical he was offered a deal which he accepted this morning. Carter will practice with the team today and may get some playing time in the Giants game this Friday.

The signing of Carter, who immediately shoots to the #2 QB behind Chad Pennington, could mean the end of Brooks Bollinger. Bollinger, a second year pro with no NFL game experience came into camp as the #2 guy but has been unimpressive while 3rd string and former CFL star Ricky Ray, who the Jets signed as a FA this off-season needs work but has shown promise.

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