Duron Carter might have a new team but he’s the same old Duron.
According to Dan Ralph of the Canadian Press, the B.C. Lions and Carter have agreed to terms on a contract.
Hearing in addition to Mike Reilly, #BCLions have come to terms with receiver Duron Carter.
— Dan Ralph (@danralphcp) February 12, 2019
Carter was released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders after seven games in 2018, a move that caught him by surprise. At that point, Carter said he might be done with football but ended up signing with the Toronto Argonauts for the remainder of the season.
The 27-year-old deleted his Twitter account prior to inking his pact with the Argos, likely to try and appease then-head coach Marc Trestman. But the colourful, entertaining account was rebooted once the season ended (and Trestman was fired.)
Carter used that Twitter account Tuesday morning as news began to leak out about the signing to go back at a Saskatchewan-based fan who called him a “cancer.”
Have you ever been in a locker room??? Kelly, my guy! If I was a cancer, I would be out the league like every other cancer… ????????♂️ or that I’m just soooo good, people are willing to pay me to F up their team ???? come on now https://t.co/pmhfWCBB2i
— Duron Carter (@DC_CHILLIN_8) February 12, 2019
Carter suited up for 15 games in 2018 catching 18 balls for 230 yards and two touchdowns, by far the lowest single-season totals of his career. That followed Carter’s 2017 season which saw him put up career-highs in yards (1,043) and touchdowns (8) on the way to being named a CFL all-star.
The timing of this news is also interesting: Carter is still under contract with the Toronto Argonauts until noon EST on Tuesday when free agency officially opens. While it’s not unusual for teams and agents to begin discussing the framework of a deal, having things wrapped up (and leaked) before the deadline is… not ideal.