The Canadian Football League season is now over, and that means that Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter's contract is expired. He is now allowed to begin working out for NFL teams, though he's not allowed to sign until February.
Why does this matter to the Colts? Because they are reportedly interested in Carter - the son of NFL Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter. A month ago we talked about the report from CBS's Jason La Canfora that the Colts were pursuing Carter and that, in fact, they were viewed as the favorites to land him. Now, Carter's agent told La Canfora that there are 15 teams interested, and La Canfora reports that the Colts, Seahawks, and 49ers are "very interested" in the receiver.
In La Canfora's recent report he also notes that Duron Carter might opt to hold a pro day of sorts after the holidays in order to rest up from the season, and then explore individual workouts after that. He cannot officially sign until February anyway, so that makes sense.
We already have a report that Carter will work out for the Browns:
#Browns will work out ex-OSU WR Duron Carter, son of HOF'er Cris Carter, league source says. CFL contract expires, can start visits Monday— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 1, 2014
Ever since that first report about a month ago, Colts fans have been very excited about the possibility of signing Duron Carter, and in fact the most common question that I've received over the past 24 hours is about whether I have any update on the Colts' pursuit of the receiver now that he's available to workout for teams. As of right now, there's not much - but reports from Jason La Canfora confirm that the Colts are "very interested."
He's a very talented receiver, but he had a number of problems at a number of colleges and, though receiving some shots with NFL teams as an undrafted rookie in 2013 he never stuck around. Instead, he headed to the CFL, where he continued to hone his skills and had two very good seasons. In 2013, he caught 49 passes for 909 yards and 5 touchdowns, while in 2014 he caught 75 passes for 1,030 yards and 7 touchdowns.