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Jets adding ex-Bucs, Cowboys LB Bruce Carter

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Bruce Carter, seen here in action for the Cowboys vs. Giants in 2014, is joining Gang Green.Al Bello/Getty Images

Bruce Carter, seen here in action for the Cowboys vs. Giants in 2014, is joining Gang Green.

Despite dwindling cap space, the Jets are adding another linebacker.

Gang Green is signing former Bucs and Cowboys ILB Bruce Carter, according to a source. However, the Jets had just $ 719,647 in cap room heading into Saturday, according to NFLPA records, so they may have to make a corresponding move before this one becomes official.

Carter started three games and played in 14 for Tampa Bay last season. He started a combined 32 games over the four previous seasons with the Cowboys, so it’s possible the Jets will have him and Erin Henderson compete for the starting ILB job next to David Harris.

One way or another, the Jets are going to have pick up some more cap room. The two ways that would open up the most space would be trading Muhammad Wilkerson or cutting D’Brickashaw Ferguson. But instead, the team might opt to try and get Ferguson to take a pay cut and then restructure with some other veterans like Eric Decker.

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