Coach Keith Butler Says LB Chris Carter Has Had A Good Offseason

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Chris Carter is entering his fourth year in the league and so far it’s hard not to label his first three as being anything but disappointing.

With those three disappointing seasons now behind him, Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler had some encouraging words to say Tuesday about the former fifth-round draft pick at the conclusion of the first mandatory minicamp practice.

“Chris Carter’s really had a good offseason for us,” said Butler.

It should be noted, however, that Butler talked about Carter after first talking about newcomer Arthur Moats, when asked if he was concerned about the current depth at the outside linebacker position.

“We’ll see when we get to camp. Again, things usually iron themselves out when we get to training camp,” Butler said about the depth at the position.

During the three weeks of OTA practices, Moats, who was signed during the offseason after playing his first four years in the league with the Buffalo Bills, reportedly received most of the first-team reps at left outside linebacker with starter Jason Worilds sidelined with some sort of calf problem.