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Kevin Carter Staying In Tampa

Posted Mar 17, 2008 by Anwar S. Richardson

Updated Mar 17, 2008 at 06:29 PM

Tampa Bay unrestricted free agent Kevin Carter has decided to sign a one-year deal to remain with the Bucs and turned down a two-year contract offer from Oakland.

Harold Lewis, Carter’s agent, said his client just reached that decision Monday afternoon and opted to remain in Tampa because he and his family loved the area. Carter also loved playing for Jon Gruden.

“It was big money he turned down, but he went his heart rather than the pocket,” Lewis said. “A lot of people would have taken the wallet. Taken more money and the guarantee to go to another city. Kevin has been playing for a long time, he’s 34-years old, saved a lot of money and found a place he and his family would like to call home for the next 34 years.”

Reader Comments

Por (JMP) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

That’s old school.  I going to wear his jersey this year.  If I can’t find one, I’ll make one.  Welcome back Mr. Carter, glad your staying home.

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Por (raw_as_fuq) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

The Bucs should of used that money to get D.J. Hackett or any decent receiver!!

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Por (greg wendel) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Gotta love this guy!  That is a significant move for our team.

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Por (Dan Didriksen) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

This is AWESOME!  We need at least one veteran on the DL!!!  With all the youth, someone has got to lead and show these guys how to make it in the NFL.

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Por (glenn) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Ditto to JMP’s post in its entirety. Thx for coming back, KC! Our chances for being the home team in Super Bowl XXXwhatever (the next one) are getting better by the day!!

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Por (Chris Burke) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Kevin may not be the greatest but he earns his money by staying healthy and playing every game.  Look at our IR list in 07 and Kevin’s what we need in 08 to help a much improving Buccaneer Defense. By the way, this is a great guy.  Welcome back Kevin Carter.

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Por (Mijail Friedman) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

We need more Kevin Carters in the bucs locker room, Admirable and you are right JPM old school! This is the kind of example our kids need to learn from…Peace!

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Por (George Leslie Hicks) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

This veteran is a classy guy. He made a decision that would benefit him and his family. Tampa will reap his leadership in helping the younger and new guys coming in Tampa Coaching staff and the GM have done a heck of a job this year in the FA market.Even if we don’t get a wr in FA’s. We will pick a home run hitter in the 1 or 2 rd. I still think a great WR or CB would be available with the 20th and 53 pick unless Tampa trades with Cinn to get that CB from South Fla.

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Por (Todd Oakes) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

JMP,Your right on the money.That’s Carter!

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Por (Duane Davis) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

This signing has to be a big letdown to a certain “Big Dog” who has stated time and time again that the Bucs players despise playing for Jon Gruden. What a big gas bag. It’s always the smallest dog with noisiest and annoying yap.

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Por (morton tipkey) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

now, we just need to bring warren sapp back, and reach the super-bowl in our hometown of tampa.

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Por (John Klopfer) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I am happy that Carter is staying here!
It would be nice to sign Sapp to a contract so he can retire a Buc. We do need a shut down corner and a running back that is going to have some break away speed (which is hopefully Bennett). A young wide receiver with Galloway type speed and hands would be nice.

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Por (ep buc) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

raw_as_fuq, how bout u shut up! seriously hackett is nothing special unless u consider always getting hurt to be special then ur right, i’d rather have carter cuz he brings that intangable aspect to the bucs…

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Por (Rob) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I remember the days when guys could not wait to get away from this team.

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Por (chauncey mccain) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

have to many d linemen somebody are not going to make the team alot of players but no standouts in da group.still a chance to draft someone dbs an wrs still da most important peices to make dis team better . still need more firepowe;;;;;;;;;;;;

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Por (Skylar Zalamut) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Welcome Back Kotter!

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Por (Kenny Spindola) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I just hope they don’t cut him during the pre-season. Remember nothing is for sure.

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Por (fernando) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

good to have him back. he can play dl in the rotation and do a good job. great leader also

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Por (Steve) on March 17, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Classy guy. I met him once at a fundraiser. We need more like him.

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Por (mkurbo) on March 18, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Gee…  He wanted to play for Gruden - even for less money !  I guess we won’t here Deumig talking about that one !

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Por (Adrian Craney) on March 18, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Im glad what we are doing something with our d-line which is good. I do believe if the bucs dont take signing or drafting a top reciever seriously then next season is just a repeat.

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Por (A.Norton) on March 19, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Always nice to add professional on and off the field players as well as one hell of a leader. With Brooks, Barber and Carter our young defense has Vet. Leadership. Good job getting this guy back on the team….

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