After making the free-agent rounds, Bruce Carter has landed with the Jets.
The former Bucs and Cowboys linebacker has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, a source confirmed to Newsday.
The Jets entered free agency looking to add depth and athleticism to their linebacking corps. Former 2012 draft pick Demario Davis signed with the Browns last month, but last week the organization re-signed linebacker Erin Henderson, who split reps with Davis toward the end of last season.
Carter, who visited with the Jets on Wednesday, also met with the Lions and Bills in recent days.
Though the exact terms of the contract are not yet known, his one-year deal with the Jets is a far cry from the four-year, $17-million contract he signed with Tampa Bay in March 2015. He lost his starting middle linebacker job to rookie Kwon Alexander during the season and was released last month. Carter played just 314 snaps, registering 47 tackles and two sacks in three starts.
A former second-round pick of the Cowboys in 2011, he spent four seasons in Dallas before signing with the Bucs. But he failed to live up to expectations in Tampa Bay.