"The Redskins have signed former Colts linebacker Chris Carter as a free agent, the team announced.
Carter, a 2011 fifth-round pick of the Steelers, will be joining his fifth NFL team. After playing for three years in Pittsburgh he has been with the Bengals and Ravens and he did two stints with the Colts.
Carter has been a reserve and special teams performer during his six NFL seasons. He has just four starts and none since 2013.
He has played on the outside when he has played on defense although at 245 lb. he also could play on the inside. But if he makes the roster it’s doubtful that he will see much action on defense and will be a special teams contributor as much as anything."
Redskins sign former Colts LB Chris Carter | CSN Mid-Atlantic
"The Washington Redskins had a lot of trouble on the defensive side of the football last season. This is no secret. They had issues at every level of the defense, but in particular, they had trouble at linebacker. Despite having some good individual performers, they were never able to find a combination of players that was able to work well. To attempt to help out the unit and the special teams group, the Redskins inked Chris Carter to a deal today"
Washington Redskins Sign Linebacker/Special Teamer Chris Carter