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Lions 3rd-round pick CB Alex Carter misses first day of camp

Cornerback Alex Carter (3rd round, 2015 draft) missed the first practice of Detroit Lions camp on Tuesday. Apparently the rookie rolled an ankle last week, but it is not thought to be serious.

alex carterCarter, drafted 80th overall, is expected to get plenty of playing time in the Lions defense this year as a tall physical, outside cover corner, who will be expected to make tackles.

Carter may also find himself on special teams.

Listed as 6′-0″, 196 lbs. on the Lions official roster, the three-time All-Pac 12 CB from Stanford is the son of 1993 1st-round draft choice Tom Carter who was selected 17th by the Washington Redskins as a cornerback out of Notre Dame. Tom Carter played 10 years in the NFL with the Redskins, Bears, and Bengals. He amassed 27 career interceptions.

At Stanford, Carter’s roommate was Barry J. Sanders, son of Lions great Barry Sanders.

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