Posted December 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Though the Oakland Raiders were long ago eliminated from playoff contention, Andre Carter is relishing the final few weeks of the season as if it were a championship run. Just over a year after sustaining a quadriceps injury that could have ended his career, the 33-year-old defensive end thinks he's almost all the way back to the form that earned him his first Pro Bowl selection in 2011. Carter had a sack and three quarterback hurries in the Raiders' 15-0 victory over Kansas City last week, and has played 70 snaps over the past two games. What he doesn't have is a contract for next season. Not that Carter seems too concerned about it. At this stage in his career, simply being back on the field and playing is enough.
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