The Cincinnati Bengals have officially re-signed tight end/h-back Cethan Carter to a one-year contract. Carter signed the restricted free agent tender the Bengals extended to him on March 16.
Carter, a fourth-year player in 2020, originally was a Bengals college free agent signee in 2017. He has played in 31 career games, and last season he caught two passes for 13 yards and one touchdown. Though he spent the entire 2018 season on injured reserve, Carter has been a regular contributor on special teams otherwise, totaling 16 career special tackles. His nine special teams tackles in 2017 ranked third on the team, and his seven special teams tackles last season tied for the team lead.
With Tyler Eifert leaving town and Drew Sample being a major work in progress, Carter has a chance for a bigger role in the offense next season. However, he’ll have to hold off the likes of Mason Schreck and Jordan Franks to keep his spot on the final 53-man roster.