Carter, who has never missed a game in his NFL career, is entering his 14th season, and his second with the Buccaneers. He had previous stints with Miami (2005-06), Tennessee (2001-04) and St. Louis (1995-00), and has played in 208 consecutive games, tied for first in the NFL among non-kickers with teammate LB Derrick Brooks, and has made 203 starts in his career. Carter originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft choice (sixth overall) with the St. Louis Rams in 1995.
Carter currently ranks third among all active players with 100.5 career sacks and has recorded five or more sacks in a season 11 times in his career.
Last season, Carter saw action in all 16 regular season games with 14 starts and played in the NFC Wild Card Game for the Buccaneers, totaling 73 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.
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