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Cards NT Carter getting opportunity at DE

Second-year Arizona Cardinals nose tackle David Carter will get a chance to show what he can do this week at defensive end.

With Calais Campbell expected to be out Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Carter seems confident he can fill the void.

“Moving outside to the defensive end position from nose tackle, it was a little harder for me than I thought it was going to be,” Carter said. “But, I finally came around and got it and now I am doing pretty good.”

Carter said he hadn’t played defensive end since his freshman year at UCLA.

“I am used to making plays at nose tackle, then I got moved out to end and I wasn’t making as many plays as I am used to making,” Carter said. “So I had to figure it out, now I am making plays again.”

Though he claims nose tackle is still “his heart,” The former Bruin is starting to fall in love with his new position too.

“I’m doing pretty good at defensive end,” Carter said. “I like them both now. I didn’t like defensive end at first, I’m not gonna lie. I hated it, but now I like it a lot.”