h/t to Arrowhead Addict
"A former bust out of Ohio State, Carpenter re-invented himself in the league with the Patriots and found his niche as a top coverage linebacker in sub packages. He provides a lot of veteran value to a team who needs an LB with exceptional coverage skills"
"To me, Carpenter was one of the most surprising cuts that the Pats made. He has great leadership ability and offers value in special teams, and he is better than guys like Tracy White and Mike Rivera. It was a surprising cut to see, and he definitely has a spot on another NFL roster with his coverage ability. Carpenter is one of the most unique players in the league today, and it’s tough that the average fan can’t see past the "bust" label and look at his body of work in one of the most underrated aspects of the game; coverage as pertaining to a linebacker"