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Patriots sign CB Tony Carter;Release DB Chevis Jackson

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that they have signed CB Tony Carter off the practice squad. In addition, the Patriots announced today that they have released DB Chevis Jackson.

Carter, 5-9, 175, joined the Patriots practice squad on Sept. 7 after being released by the Denver Broncos. Carter originally joined the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent out of Florida State in 2009. He spent the first 14 week of last season on the Denver practice squad before spending the final three games of the season on the active roster. Carter played in two games as a rookie with one start and finished with one solo tackle and fumble recovery. He was waived by Denver on Aug. 30.

Jackson, 5-11, 193 pounds, was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on Dec. 10. He was originally selected in the third round (68th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons out of Louisiana State. He played in 31 games for the Falcons, starting three and compiling 51 tackles, one sack and one interception. He returned his first career interception 95-yards for a touchdown against New Orleans on Nov. 9, 2008. He also recorded an interception in a Wild Card playoff game against Arizona on Jan. 3, 2009.

Jackson was released by the Falcons on Sept. 4, 2010 and signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 18, 2010. He played in two games for Jacksonville this season before being released on Nov. 17.

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