Scratch Duron Carter off the list of potential new wide receivers for the Chiefs.
A source told The Kansas City Star that the Chiefs won’t sign Carter, who is the son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter.
Duron Carter worked out for the team earlier this month. He also worked out for Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, Carolina and Cleveland, among others. On Friday, ESPN’s Ben Goessling reported that Carter is down to two unidentified finalists. He previously told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the Vikings are his front runner.
Carter is eligible to sign with an NFL team on Feb. 10.
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Carter, who is 6 foot 5, 205 pounds, spent the last two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. This season, he overcame an early high ankle sprain to lead the Alouettes with 75 receptions for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns, all team highs. The year before, he caught 49 passes for 909 yards and five touchdowns.
Carter began his career at his dad’s alma mater, Ohio State, catching 13 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown in 12 games as a true freshman in 2009, but left for Coffeyville Community College in Kansas because of academic troubles.
At Coffeyville, he caught 44 passes for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010 and signed to play with Alabama but was wasn’t academically eligible in 2011, and was suspended from the team in spring 2012 before he left the program.
Carter then landed at Florida Atlantic but again failed to become eligible, and he departed to play professional ball in 2013.
Carter’s sideways path to the NFL vaguely mirrored that of his father, who also starred at Ohio State and was eventually ruled ineligible before his senior season for taking improper benefits.
Unlike Cris Carter, however, who dealt with a well-publicized drug issue early in his NFL career, Duron’s issues have reportedly been related to his maturity and academics.