Former Georgia Bulldogs outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter is reportedly returning to the Atlanta Falcons on a two-year deal. Carter is one of the Falcons’ top pass rushers.
Carter signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons last offseason.
Carter has 18.5 career sacks in his five-season NFL career.
Carter is expected to continue have a large role with the Falcons in 2023.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound outside linebacker is expected to start for Atlanta. Carter has all the physical traits to succeed.
The Falcons need to have a stronger pass rush. Atlanta had the fewest sacks in the NFL over the past two seasons (39 total sacks).
The Falcons finished with only 21 sacks last year, which was No. 31 in the NFL.
Carter was the Falcons’ second-leading sack man in 2022.
Carter finished the season with four sacks, which was only behind defensive end Grady Jarrett.
Carter also recorded 58 total tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in his first season with the Falcons.