Former Eagles wide receiver Cris Carter's son, Duron, is ready to make a move to the NFL. The 24-year-old receiver has just finished his contract with the CFL's Montreal Allouettes and can sign with an NFL team as soon as February.
Carter is already attracting a lot of attention from the league. The 6-foot-5 pass catcher has drawn interest from "upwards of 15 teams," according to CBS Sports writer Jason La Canfora. The report by CBS Sports lists the Colts, Seahawks and 49ers as three of the teams interested in Carter. Along with that trio of teams, the Browns plan to work out Carter as well, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.
While the Eagles are not rumored to have interest (yet), Carter has the size that Chip Kelly covets. He also proved to be very productive in the CFL, collecting 124 receptions for 1,939 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in two seasons.
Carter played for Ohio State as a freshman, but was dismissed after being deemed academically ineligible. He then jumped from Coffeyville Community College in Kansas to Alabama to Florida Atlantic University. He didn't play for Alabama or FAU due to his grades.
Carter plans to host a pro day after the holidays so that he can recover from the CFL season. He is expected to draw even more interest after the season concludes.
The Eagles have a history of signing CFL standouts. In recent years, the team has signed the likes of Phillip Hunt and Chris McCoy. Hunt ended up playing two seasons with the Eagles before being cut this past off-season.