He was a versatile defensive back under Nick Saban for Alabama football, but he’s found a new home in the pros.
Shyheim Carter, a native of Kentwood, La., signed to the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad on Tuesday. Jim Wyatt, a beat reporter for the team, reported the news. Carter went undrafted in the 2020 venue, signing with the New York Jets as a free agent.
The #Titans have signed OLB Sam Okuayinonu, CB Shyheim Carter, and DT Curtis Brooks to the team’s practice squad.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 3, 2023
He spent some of 2020 on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad and all of 2021 on the Houston Texans practice squad.
During his four seasons at Alabama (2016-19), Carter played in 50 games — including 23 starts.
He totaled 101 tackles, six tackles for loss, 18 pass breakups and three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), and two forced fumbles. The 5-foot-10, 194-pounder can play cornerback, safety, or nickel. He helped the Crimson Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships (2016 and 2018) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017.
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