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Cethan Carter joining Dolphins

Carter’s hard work pays off.

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The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms with Cincinnati Bengals tight end Cethan Carter. Per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Carter is getting a three-year deal from Miami.

Per Barry Jackson, Carter’s deal will earn him $2.7 million guaranteed and up to $8.7 million in total value over the next three years.

Carter, a fourth-year player, was signed by the Bengals as a college free agent out of Nebraska in 2017. He made the team’s 53-man roster as a rookie and has been an h-back/tight end ever since.

The Dolphins giving this kind of deal to Carter shows he had value while he was with the Bengals, though I think it’s safe to say the team is focusing heavily on getting better offensive linemen right now. Fullbacks simply don’t have the same kind of value any of the five offensive line spots do, so hopefully the money Cincy won’t be spending on Carter goes to an impact o-lineman.

Still, Carter’s journey from undrafted free agent to signing a multi-million dollar contract should be commended. It’s great to see his life-long work paid off like this.