Fans waiting to get their first glimpse of second round draft pick Bruce Carter, an inside linebacker out of North Carolina, will have to wait a while. Carter recently told reporters that he won’t likely return from the torn ACL that cut his final season in Chapel Hill short until around week one of the regular season.
"Right now they're saying the first regular season game ... I'll be ready to play," Carter said, per the team’s official website. "Right now we do a lot of field work, agility drills and cones and beams and the weight room a lot."
In addition to all that, Carter is spending a lot of time around Valley Ranch picking the brains of his fellow inside linebackers, particularly rookies like Orie Lemon and Mike Balgoun. In the absence of physical reps, that is, Carter is intent on getting as many mental reps as possible in preparation for his rookie season.
"I just try to get with the rookies who are playing and play the same position," Carter said. "And then if I have a question or whatnot, I'll ask coach or a couple of the other guys. Obviously it is disappointing, but you just have to stay mentally strong and kind of picture yourself in a play, and think about what you would do."
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