Report: Bears have met with RB Michael Carter at Senior Bowl

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David Montgomery had his breakout season for the Chicago Bears in the final half of the season, but there’s still a concern about depth behind Montgomery moving forward.

Which is why it makes sense that the Bears have been scouting some of the country’s best running backs at the Senior Bowl that could serve as depth behind Montgomery.

According to BearReport.com’s Zack Pearson, the Bears spoke with North Carolina running back Michael Carter on Thursday at the Senior Bowl.

Here’s what NFL Draft Diamond’s Damond Talbot had to say about Carter.

I have fallen in love with Michael Carter from North Carolina. He is one of the best all around running backs in the NFL Draft. NFL teams want a player who can play Special Teams and a player that can play all four downs. Michael Carter is that guy. He is a solid return man, has great hands out the backfield and is hard to bring down as a ball carrier. Overall, this kid is flying up my draft board, where is he on the NFL’s radar? We will find out soon.

Last season, the Bears turned to receiver-turned-running back Cordarrelle Patterson to serve as Montgomery’s back-up, and Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce were used sparingly.

Regardless if Chicago re-signs Patterson, the Bears would do well to bring in a young running back to develop behind Montgomery. And perhaps that’s Carter.

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