Seahawks interested in signing Cris Carter’s son?


The Seattle Seahawks have one of the worse offensive passing attacks in the NFL, and they are looking for a playmaker at receiver to help change that.

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CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported that the Seahawks are among 15 teams looking at Duron Carter, a CFL wideout who is probably better known as Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter‘s son.

Carter has the size (6-foot-5) and skillset to excel at the NFL level, but there has been a lot of questions surrounding his maturity and willingness to play.

A few years ago at Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College, Carter had pretty good numbers: 44 catches for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns.

But his quarterback, Cayden Cochran, ripped Carter after he left to go pro calling him “lazy” and “whiny” among other things, per Bleacher Report:

"“The team that drafts Duron Carter will get the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen,” Cayden Cochran, Coffeyville‘s starting quarterback for Carter’s season there, wrote on his Twitter account in February of 2013. “I played w/him. Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board.”"

Well, that was nearly two years ago and it may have led to his being undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Instead, Carter headed north to join the CFL’s BC Lions.

In his first season, he racked up more than 900 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 12 games.

This season, with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, Carter improved on those numbers and caught the eyes of NFL scouts. He tallied 1,030 receiving yards on 75 catches and scored seven touchdowns, earning CFL East All-Star honors.

The Colts and 49ers are among the leading candidates to add Carter’s services, but Seattle isn’t far behind.

They could use a bigger receiver to mix up the playcalling a bit.

Seattle’s tallest receivers are Kevin Norwood and Ricardo Lockette, both 6-foot-2, and neither are used in schemes very often.

The Seahawks rank 29th in the league with an average of 192.4 passing yards per game.

While a player as athletic as Carter would be nice to have, if his attitude is still a problem Seattle will probably lose interest pretty quickly. Just ask Percy Harvin.

Stay tuned to see if the Seahawks make a push to sign the 23-year-old Carter.