The Oakland Raiders have signed defensive end Andre Carter. Carter is an 11 year veteran that has spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, and New England Patriots. In order to make room on the roster, the Raiders waived 2011 NFL Draft third round pick Joe Barksdale.
“Like I said, it was a long battle,” Carter said of his quad injury. “It was such a long battle, definitely you had your moments of frustration, but I hung in there, I never gave up and I’m just glad to be here.”
The 6-3, 255 pound defensive end started 14 games for the Patriots last season before a quad injury sent him to injury reserve. The 33 year old amassed 10 sacks last year for New England and has 76 in his career. The Raiders have had trouble getting to the quarterback this season totaling just four sacks in three games.
“I just think consistency, constantly attacking your guy,” Carter said of rushing the passer. “I always say in regards to not just being an individual pass rusher, ...