The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Steelers linebacker Chris Carter today according to ESPN.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) December 3, 2014
Carter was drafted by the Steelers in the 5th round of the 2011 draft. The veteran linebacker was cut by the Steelers at the end of August, and spent time with the Colts before being released in October.
With the Steelers facing the Bengals twice in the next 4 weeks, the addition isn’t a surprise. It’s not uncommon for teams to add former players of their upcoming opponents in hopes to get an edge in preparation.
If he sees the field at all this Sunday, it will be to contribute on special teams.