Pats Roster Moves: Tony Carter Promoted

Derek Havens
December 18, 2010 at 06:29pm ET

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On Saturday, the Patriots announced cornerback Tony Carter has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for Carter on the 53-man roster, the Patriots waived cornerback Chevis Jackson. The newly acquired Jackson, signed a two-year contract with the Patriots eight days ago.

If Jackson clears waivers, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him return at some point to the practice squad. The Pats secondary is banged up at the moment with Devin McCourty (rib), Kyle Arrington (elbow) and Darius Butler (thigh) battling injuries.

With Matt Flynn starting in place of Aaron Rodgers for Sunday nights game, Carter could see some immediate action. Since he has been on the practice squad this season, his familiarity with the Pats system could help him make more of an impact than Jackson who was just signed.

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