Jets just gave Bengals a very interesting waiver wire target

The Cincinnati Bengals could use some help at running back and the New York Jets might’ve just provided it.

Tuesday, the Jets released Michael Carter, a 2021 fourth-round pick who had been functioning as the pass-catching and third-down back before falling out of favor.

According to Pro Football Network’s Jay Morrison, the Bengals really liked Carter during his draft — and they got an up-close-and-peronal look at him his rookie year when he put up 172 total yards and a touchdown on the Cincinnati defense.

The Bengals would have to put in a waiver claim to get Carter and would inherit his cheap remaining rookie contract if they get him. But with Joe Mixon dominating the snap counts and nobody else stepping up as an explosive option, it would make some sense for the staff to go get a guy they liked and hope for a spark.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire