Friday Night Football: NFL Preseason Highlights

Week 2 of the 2014 NFL preseason continued on Friday night with some awesome performances around the league. It might still be the meaningless time of the year, but there were a lot of highlights (and some lowlights) from the action on Friday. Because we aim to please here at Sportsnaut, here is the best that was from the action. Brian Tyms with the Catch of the Preseason Thus Far...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent DE Andre Carter Visited Seahawks

  Adam Caplan reports that free agent DE Andre Carter visited with the Seahawks this week. Carter, soon to be 35, hasn’t found any interest as a free agent. In fact, this is the first reported visit for him that we’ve come across this offseason. Last year, Carter signed on with the Raiders after solid season in New England, but couldn’t crack the team’s final 53-man roster...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Collie, Andre Carter could still return to the Patriots

After the signing of Ryan Wendell and the departure of LeGarrette Blount, there are still some remaining Patriots free agents on the market. They are also all reportedly candidates to return to the team. Pats' remaining FAs: Andre Carter, Austin Collie, Matt Mulligan, Will Svitek. All are candidates to return. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 28, 2014 Svitek...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots could still re-sign Andre Carter and Austin Collie

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald,  Andre Carter, Austin Collie, Matt Mulligan, and Will Svitek could all end up getting re-signed. Pats' remaining FAs: Andre Carter, Austin Collie, Matt Mulligan, Will Svitek. All are candidates to return. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 28, 2014 I’m sure the Pats will see how they fair in May’s draft before making any other...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the New England Patriots need another defensive end

The New England Patriots enter the 2014 season with two strong defensive ends and very little depth behind them. Without a legitimate backup defensive end in 2013 after releasing Jermaine Cunningham and “red-shirting” 2012 third round draft pick Jake Bequette, the Patriots were forced to sign veteran defensive end Andre Carter. Carter hardly made the impression hoped for in...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter talks about being a Patriot

Andre Carter, who has had two stints with the Patriots, the first in 2011 and then again last season, sat down with's John Keim and talked about what it means to be a Patriot."Being with New England gives you a different perspective, especially this year. We had a lot of major injuries and a lot of key guys out. We could have turned it in early. But Bill [Belichick...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter: Playing for Patriots ‘gives you a different prespective’

New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter shared some insights on the team during a Q&A with’s John Keim. “Being with New England gives you a different perspective, especially this year,” he said, via Mike Reiss. “We had a lot of major injuries and a lot of key guys out. We could have turned it in early. But Bill [Belichick] kept us humble and hungry. He...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter hopes to come back next year

After a slew of injuries to the defensive line this year, the Patriots added veteran defensive end Andree Carter in mid-October. Carter, who had been released by Oakland in August, enjoyed previous success as a Patriot, recording 52 tackles, 4 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles in 14 games played with the team in 2011.AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaIn nine games with the team this year, Carter...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter: Wes Welker’s Hit On Aqib Talib ‘Unacceptable,’ ‘Nasty’

FOXBORO, Mass. — While the rest of the New England Patriots toed the company line and said they had not rewatched Wes Welker‘s game-changing hit on Aqib Talib, veteran defensive end Andre Carter spoke out. The Denver Broncos receiver leveled Talib with 13:36 remaining in the second quarter of the Patriots’ 26-16 AFC Championship loss. Welker was running a pick play on a...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Carter on his second stint with Patriots

When Andre Carter first came to the Patriots a few years ago, he was not much more than a tag-along to go hand-in-hand with the acquisition of Albert Haynesworth. When Haynesworth flopped, Carter was the one to shine. In 2011, Carter earned his only career Pro Bowl honor as he led the Patriots in sacks during the regular season, even though he fell to a season ending injury with...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Carter Ready for Tomorrow

The Patriots made some news by signing veteran Andre Carter this week. Despite him only having a week's worth of practice under his belt after not playing in an NFL game during the 2013 season, Andre says he's ready to go. The news comes courtesy of Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald: Andre Carter, after final practice, on tomorrow: "I feel great. I feel ready...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Carter's prescence could mean even bigger things for Chandler Jones

It has been less than a week since Andre Carter rejoined the New England Patriots. While it may be due to circumstance rather than desire from perhaps both parties his presence is already being felt by his teammates. In particular the teams best pass rusher, Chandler Jones, has already started to soak in as much as possible from the veteran defensive lineman, who held that title...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones, Andre Carter Learning From, Teaching One Another During Patriots Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — During the last two days of Patriots practice, Nos. 95 and 96 have lined up right next to each other during warmups, constantly chatting in the brisk New England fall weather. Andre Carter and Chandler Jones are both teaching and learning from one another as Carter tries to adjust to an only semi-familiar defense and Jones attempts to better his game with some...
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Carter Happy to Be Back With Former Team, Says It Was Either ‘Patriots or Retirement’ (Video)

A familiar face returned to the Patriots this week. After spending the 2011 season with New England, Andre Carter played the next campaign with Oakland, but now the veteran defensive tackle is back in Foxboro and he couldn’t be happier about it. Carter told reporters he had two choices: Patriots or retirement, and Bill Belichick was pleased with his decision, complimenting his...
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Carter: Patriots or Bust

Andre Carter spoke with the media for the first time since he signed with the New England Patriots today, and he made it very clear over how his thought process over him playing in the NFL this season, or any other for that matter. Per Mike Reiss of ESPN: "Patriots or bust," he explained Wednesday. Indeed, the story of how Carter was made a Patriot again...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Carter Says He Wants to Retire a Patriot, Sees Similarities From 2011 Despite Changeover in Personnel

FOXBORO, Mass. – Andre Carter was understandably excited to be back in Foxboro on Wednesday afternoon. The 13-year veteran is back with the Patriots after spending a year in Oakland and a month and a half waiting for a call from New England. The defensive end said it was “Patriots or retirement.” He wasn’t interested in signing with another team. Carter worked out with...
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Carter, Jamie Collins Can Help Boost Pass Rush on Third Down and Other Patriots Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. — It would not be wise to expect Andre Carter to play at the same level he exhibited in 2011 with the Patriots. But the veteran pass rusher could be a boost to an already decent pass rush in New England. Carter was not a highly sought-out free agent when the Patriots picked him up in 2011. He was coming off a season with just 2 1/2 sacks in five starts with the...
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots players are excited about Andre Carter's return

Marc Piscotty/Getty Images Andre Carter has now officially signed with the Patriots, returning to Foxboro once again. Carter previously played for the Pats in 2011, when he had a career year. Before his injury Carter totaled 10 sacks which still tied for leading on the team that season. He was also honored as a Pro Bowl selection, the first/only time of his career. Unfortunately...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots re-sign veteran DL Andre Carter

The New England Patriots have re-signed veteran defensive lineman Andre Carter He had 10 sacks for the Patriots in 2011, his only season with them, and was chosen to his first Pro Bowl. He played for the Oakland Raiders in 2012, his 12th NFL season, but has been a free agent since being released Aug. 31. The Patriots have been without starting defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots announce Andre Carter signing

The New England Patriots have announced that they’ve signed free agent defensive end Andre Carter and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the practice squad.  They also released ornerback Travis Howard from the practice squad. Carter, 34, was with the Patriots during the 2011 season and earned his first Pro Bowl selection after registering double-digit sacks (10.0) for the fourth...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Andre Carter to 53-Man Roster, Defensive Tackle Sealver Siliga to Practice Squad

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots announced the signing of a veteran defensive end familiar to New England. The team signed Andre Carter, who was with the team in 2011. The 13-year veteran had 10 sacks with the Patriots as a starter that season in 14 starts. He had just 2 1/2 last year with the Raiders. New England also signed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the practice squad...
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots, Andre Carter Reunite

According to multiple sources, defensive end Andre Carter has signed a one year contract with the New England Patriots. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported that Carter flew to New England late Monday night, and officially signed his contract on Tuesday. The Patriots signed Carter prior to the 2011 season, and he had much success with the team. In 14 games, Carter recorded 52...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots to re-sign Andre Carter

Michael David Smith of NBCSports reports that the New England Patriots are bringing back veteran defensive end, Andre Carter. Carter played for the Patriots in 2011 and had a solid year with the 10 sacks, forcing two fumbles and being chosen to the Pro Bowl.  Carter ended up into the equivalent of a NFL black hole by going to the Oakland Raiders in 2012.  The Raiders cut Carter...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots to Sign Andre Carter

The Patriots released Andre Neblett yesterday, and it looks like the team made the move in order to bring in an old friend in Andre Carter. The news comes courtesy of CBS Sports: According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Patriots will sign defensive end Andre Carter on Tuesday. Carter, 34, turned in a terrific season for the Patriots in 2011. He recorded 10 sacks...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Signing DE Andre Carter

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that a source has informed her that the New England Patriots are signing veteran DE Andre Carter. Carter, 34, was released by the Raiders back in August after playing 13 games for them. In 2011, he tallied 10 sacks for the Patriots defense, so he’s at least familiar with their defensive scheme. As of now, New England has Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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