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Duron Carter nearing deal with Indianapolis Colts

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The Indianapolis Colts look set to bolster their wide receiving core with the capture of CFL star wideout Duron Carter as a free agent.

According to, Carter - the son of NFL Hall of Famer Cris Carter - is very close to agreeing terms with the Colts that would see him start next season catching passes from Andrew Luck.

Reports seem to indicate that Chuck Pagano and the Colts beat out the Minnesota Vikings, who Carter Sr. played for, in the race to sign the talented 23-year old. Other teams interested in Carter but were never likely to sign him included the 49ers, Browns, Panthers and Washington - all teams with a big need at the wideout position.

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Carter enjoyed an incredible spell for the Montreal Allouettes in the Canadian Football League. 

The 6-foot-5 receiver was extremely productive for Montreal last season, ending his time in Canada with 75 catches for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns. Those numbers drew a lot of eyes from NFL scouts and player personnel directors.

It appears that the draw of having Luck as his quarterback was one of the main draws for Carter. There's really no competition when deciding if you want to play in a Luck offense or a Teddy Bridgewater one.

With both Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks looking set to leave the Colts in free agency, the Colts needed to make a signing and they did just that, without even using up a draft pick. 

Carter was a four star prospect coming out of high school but he had his fair share of problems in college that ended making him all but undraftable and forcing him to head to the CFL. He was academically ineligible in his freshman year at Ohio State and left the Buckeyes for community college.

From there he went to Alabama where he was again ineligible and suspended from the team. Carter transferred to Florida Atlantic for his senior season in 2012, but his petition to play immediately was turned down and he was then dismissed from the school.

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