Former Penn State TE Kyle Carter Claimed by the New York Giants

By Matthew Filipovits on February 9, 2018 at 11:00 am
Aug 27, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Carter (86) celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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After being waived by the Minnesota Vikings, the team he signed with after going undrafted, former Nittany Lion tight end Kyle Carter has a new home. The New York Giants were officially awarded Carter following their waiver claim last month. Carter's new coach, Pat Shurmur, surely had a role in the claim after spending the past two seasons together in Minnesota.

Carter signed with Vikings as a UDFA in 2016 and spent the better part of two years on the practice squad. He didn't see any game action for the Vikings but he did have a touchdown catch this preseason against the 49ers.

A freshman All-American and first-team All-Big selection in 2012, Carter was one of the biggest offensive weapons during Bill O'Brien's first season in Happy Valley. He caught 36 passes for 453 yards and two touchdowns that season. He wasn't able to recreate that success towards the end of his Nittany Lion career, but he'll go down in Penn State history for making the game-winning catch in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl.

 

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