Bombers DB TJ Heath on Duron Carter’s raise: ‘I’ve locked him down so many times’

TJ Heath doesn’t seem so sure Duron Carter deserves his big payday.

After signing north of the border in 2016, Heath has been a CFL all-star twice in two seasons. He played 16 games between Toronto and Winnipeg in 2016 making 51 tackles and a league-high-tying seven interceptions. The 30-year-old followed that up with 64 tackles, five interceptions (tied for third-most in the league), returning one for a touchdown and recording one sack. The Bombers acquired Heath as part of the Drew Willy trade with the Argos in September 2016.

Carter played the Bombers three times in 2017 recording five catches for 69 yards, 10 receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown and two grabs for 96 yards and one touchdown. That’s a total of 266 yards and two touchdowns and average of over 88 yards per game. While with Montreal in 2016 Carter put up six catches for 124 yards and one touchdown in a Week 5 game against Toronto when Heath was still an Argo.

Without the game film there is no way to discover who Carter beat to gain all of those yards and touchdowns, but judging off Heath’s confident tweet, none came when Heath was responsible for covering Carter.