Jets sign Quincy Carter
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) Quarterback Quincy Carter signed with the New York Jets on Tuesday, three weeks after his surprising release by Dallas.

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By Tom DiPace, Sports Weekly

Carter, a former Georgia quarterback who started every game for the Cowboys last season, was released Aug. 4, before the team's first exhibition game. Reports said he failed a drug test and the NFL Players Association has filed a request for arbitration in the case.

With the Jets, he will back up Chad Pennington, giving the team an experienced second-stringer. Neither of the other two quarterbacks on the team's roster, second-year-man Brooks Bollinger or former Canadian Football League quarterback Ricky Ray has ever taken an NFL snap.

Ironically, Carter was succeeded as the Cowboys' quarterback by 40-year-old Vinny Testaverde, released this spring by the Jets after starting 57 games in six seasons with them.

Carter, a second-round draft choice by the Cowboys in 2001, started all 31 games in which he played for Dallas, including 17 last season 16 in the regular season and one in the playoffs. In his career, he has 507 completions in 902 attempts for 5,839 yards with 29 touchdowns and 36 interceptions.

Known for his mobility, he has also has run 140 times for 498 yards.