By Scotty Payne
According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, Denver Broncos safety Jamal Carter had an MRI on his hamstring this morning. The second-year safety injured it during the Broncos preseason opener last night and he could miss an extended period of time according to Klis.
Safety Jamal Carter getting MRI on hamstring this morning. Looked like he’ll be down a while. #9sports
Carter who is a 6’1”, 215 lb safety who signed as an undrafted free agent last year with the Broncos was battling for the Broncos fifth safety spot. He seemed like the favorite for it and was locked into a roster spot because of his role and play on special teams.
Earlier this month, Head Coach Vance Joseph called Carter a “core special teams guy” so an extended absence would hurt the Broncos special teams unit.
“Jamal Carter has had a great camp. He’s a guy that plays with his hair on fire every day. Obviously, he’s playing some dime for us and he’s also playing some high safety, but he’s a core special teams guy and he’s one of our better guys.”
He played in all 16 games for the Broncos last season in a reserve role but did total 11 tackles and 1 pass deflection with limited snaps....