Quinton Carter Coming Back After 2 Years On IR

June 17, 2014 1:21 AM

Quinton Carter Coming Back After 2 Years On IR
" ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – As an 85,000-square-foot indoor practice facility rises in the background of the Denver Broncos’ training complex, fourth-year safety Quinton Carter not so quietly goes about resurrecting his NFL career.

The two projects are intertwined.

Carter missed most of the last two seasons after getting hurt inside the team’s rented practice bubble during a rainstorm two summers ago, blowing out a hamstring and a knee while avoiding a soccer goal after defending a deep pass from Peyton Manning to Eric Decker.

After starting 10 games as a rookie in 2011 and intercepting Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady in the playoffs, Carter needed microfracture surgery following his injury inside the practice bubble, which doesn’t have regulation size fields like the new facilities will.

The Broncos thought so much of him that they kept him around on injured reserve for a second straight season last year rather than releasing him, and that trust is paying off this offseason as Carter has returned to form, providing depth for an already superb secondary.

Carter has been getting snaps at strong safety with the first-string nickel defense, and with free agent acquisition T.J "

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