Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 12/9/11

FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 26: Defensive end Andre Carter #99 of the Washington Redskins looks on during a preseason game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 26, 2006 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Pats defeated the Redskins 41-0. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Andre Carter returns to Washington for the first time since being released last March. A first round pick for the San Francisco 49er's in 2001, Carter amassed 154 solo tackles and 32 sacks for the 49er's in his 5 years there. With San Francisco hiring Mike Nolan in 2005 and subsequent switch to the 3-4, Carter moved to OLB in his final season in SFO before going back to DE after his signing a six-year, $30 million contract with the Washington Redskins, and as he did in SFO, he was used as an OLB in his final season there.

That experience makes Carter an important piece to Bill Belichick's defense as his ability to play up or down is why he was signed. Carter signed with New England on August 7th, 2011.

At 32, Carter is a prime time player. He's a physical specimen with arms that just pop as if they are filled with air like balloons. However, his strength and speed shouldn't be undernoted, as he has an array of pass rushing moves.

Carter has 9.0 sacks, 47 tackles, and 1 forced fumble so far for the Patriots and has become the pass rushing threat New England has been looking for years. Carter has played mainly out of the three point stance and at times in the two. Either way, he contains the edges against the run and puts serious pressure on the QB. That combined with his ability makes him dangerous either up or down.

Andre Carter Career Stats: 2001-2011
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Sk PD FF Tkl Ast Sfty 2001 22 SFO LDE 15 15 6.5 4 2 40 7   2002 23 SFO LDE 16 16 12.5 4 3 44 10   2003 24 SFO RDE 15 15 6.5 3 1 28 6   2004 25 SFO RDE 7 6 2 1 1 7 3   2005 26 SFO ROLB 16 14 4.5 2   35 9   2006 27 WAS RDE 16 16 6 2   47 9   2007 28 WAS RDE 16 16 10.5 2 4 43 12 1 2008 29 WAS RDE 16 14 4 2   24 13   2009 30 WAS RDE 16 16 11 4 3 48 14   2010 31 WAS LOLB 16 5 2.5 1 1 25 19   2011 32 NWE DE 12 12 9 1 1 28 18                           Career       161 145 75 26 16 369 120 1                         5 yrs   49ers   69 66 32 14 7 154 35   5 yrs   Redskins   80 67 34 11 8 187 67 1 1 yr   Patriots   12 12 9 1 1 28 18  

 

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