Defensive end/linebacker Andre Carter symbolized Washington’s fruitless switch to a 3-4 defense more than any player in 2010, and now he is no longer a Redskin.
The team announced Carter was cut Tuesday after a season in which he recorded only two sacks for the league’s 31st-ranked defense as a linebacker. The year before, Carter had 11 sacks for the league’s tenth-ranked defense while playing defensive end.
Carter joins guard Derrick Dockery as the latest Redskins veteran to be release.
I thought Mike Shanahan might be a nice fit for the Redskins because he could help fix the offense while leaving the annually underrated defensive talent alone. Unfortunately, he completely revamped the defense with parts that didn’t fit and didn’t fix the offense in year one.
Shanahan deserves more time to turn things around, but the team’s roster has more question marks than when he took over a year ago.