Originally posted on NFL News & Rumors  |  Last updated 9/26/12

With just three sacks as a team in the first three weeks of the season, the Raiders are in desperate need of help in their front seven, and with very little options available via free agency, Oakland has decided to throw the dice and hope for the best with the addition of Andre Carter.

The Raiders announced the signing of Carter on their Twitter account a short while ago, and are hopeful that he’ll be able to come in right away to provide them with a legitimate pass rush going forward.

Carter, 33, has been recovering from a torn quadriceps muscle that turned off many teams with interest in his services during the off-season, but he has had success as a pass rusher recently, notching 23.5 sacks over the past three seasons with the Patriots and Redskins.

Now in his 12th NFL season, Carter has appeared in 163 games and has 494 tackles, 76 sacks, 17 forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries in his career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011.

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