The Kansas City Chiefs are interested in rounding out their linebacking corps heading into the upcoming NFL Draft and their latest potential move comes from a visit with Jermaine Carter Jr., per ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler.
Carter is a former linebacker with the Carolina Panthers who was the team’s fifth-round pick back in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Carter had 88 tackles last year for the Panthers in his first season as a full-time starter for Matt Rhule. Carter had worked his way up the team’s depth chart over the last four years and had started a handful of games in the past, but last year was a breakout season for him in a contract year as the Panthers gave him more reps than ever before.
The Kansas City Chiefs are staying busy in free agency with the visit from former Panthers linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr.
The Chiefs’ linebacking corps holds no surprises up top knowing that Nick Bolton and Willie Gay Jr. are holding down the position for the next few years as former successive second-round investments. That said, the team just release Anthony Hitchens earlier this offseason and have a need for another base starter to go with further experience overall.
The Chiefs just added another linebacker earlier this week in free agency with the signing of Elijah Lee, but he’s mostly a contributor on special teams and will fill the void likely left by Dorian O’Daniel’s departure in free agency.
Last season, Carter played in 853 defensive snaps across 17 games for the Panthers last season.