The Denver Broncos on Saturday signed rookie cornerback Tony Carter to their active roster, it was announced.
Denver also waived tackle Herb Taylor, who joined the club on Dec. 9 as a free agent.
Carter (5-foot-9, 175 pounds) is a rookie cornerback from Florida State University who joined the Broncos as a college free agent on April 27. He was waived at the conclusion of training camp and has spent the first 14 weeks of the regular season on Denver’s practice squad. As a collegiate, Carter started all 50 career games he played at Florida State and totaled 139 tackles (104 solo), nine interceptions (173 yds.) and 26 passes defensed.
He scored touchdowns on three interception returns and one fumble recovery return while adding nine punt returns for 132 yards (14.7 avg.) with one touchdown at Florida State. Carter became the first player in school history to return a blocked extra point and a blocked field goal for scores in the same game when he accomplished the feat as a sophomore against Clemson.
Carter attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was rated the No. 2 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and also saw time at quarterback and wide receiver. Tony Carter was born on May 24, 1986, in Jacksonville, Fla.