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Andre Carter hasn’t heard from the Patriots this offseason

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In a year when the Patriots struggled to rush the passer, defensive end Andre Carter was a bright spot.

He had 10 sacks for New England before tearing his quadriceps against the Broncos in Week 15, a number that seemed likely to generate some interest in keeping him around for another season. Carter is still a free agent, though, and he said he hasn’t even spoken to the team about a return in 2012.

“Your guess is as good as mine,” Carter said to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com. “They kind of just said, ‘Thanks for everything,’ at the end of the year and I haven’t heard from them since. But I’m optimistic everything works out.”

Carter’s health could be part of the reason why there’s been no contact. Until he’s physically ready, there’s not much urgency to get a deal done. The draft could also give some hints about Carter’s future in New England. If the Patriots, who signed Jonathan Fanene and Trevor Scott as free agents, pick up other options at the position, it might signal their desire to move in a different direction next season.

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18 Responses to “Andre Carter hasn’t heard from the Patriots this offseason”
  1. tallguyme says: Apr 25, 2012 9:16 AM

    The guy is damaged goods. What are the Patriots supposed to be saying to him at this juncture? Does he need a bi-weekly pep talk? A hug? Rehab yourself, get better, come in, and if you have anything left in the tank the Patriots will make you and offer.

  2. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Apr 25, 2012 9:18 AM

    Like Al Pacino said in the Godfather, “This is the business we have chosen…….” The tea leaves are telling Andre to move on with his life. Thanks for the memories.

  3. mullman7675 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:22 AM

    No worries- Big Reg will bring him to the Silver and Black. Eff the patriots and their cheating, chowder loving ways…

  4. jmc000 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:41 AM

    Didn’t know a team being in the Top 15 in sacks is struggling to rush the passer.

    They only had 8 sacks less than the vaunted Ravens and Giants pass rush. 2 less than San Fran and 5 more than Pittsburgh.

  5. rc33 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:41 AM

    N.E. is gonna draft at least one other D.L., probably high. But I can’t imagine them not wanting to bring Carter back. He was terrific last season before getting hurt; 10 sacks in12 games. And especially now with Mark Anderson in Buffalo. Solid guy and a great veteran presence in the locker room.

  6. robzombie100 says: Apr 25, 2012 9:51 AM

    Bring him back Shanny!

  7. skolvikesskol says: Apr 25, 2012 10:00 AM

    Everytime i saw this guy play he was disruptive,,, vikes should make him an offer!

  8. diversitydemocracy2011 says: Apr 25, 2012 10:05 AM

    No clue on Andre Carter, but the Godfather quote was by Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg).

  9. bozosforall says: Apr 25, 2012 10:31 AM

    Get used to it, Andre. The Pats crap on all of their players once they have used them up. Expect no sympathy from the obnoxious Pats fans as well…they crap on players once they leave New England. Why any player would want to put up with that crap is beyond me. It’s not like the team has won any of them a ring anytime lately.

  10. Davo says: Apr 25, 2012 10:40 AM

    He’s been rehabbing at the Patriots facility in Foxboro. What does he mean he “hasn’t heard” from them?

    Oh wait, they haven’t offered him a contract? Yeah, well, that tends to happen when you’re still injured.

  11. thatstinks says: Apr 25, 2012 10:41 AM

    Yeah he’s 33 & damaged …..which is why he shouldn’t be answering his phone anyway . Dudes a pro. If he’s feeling it in July he’ll get signed . You can never get enough pass rush in the NFL anymore .

  12. thetruth1313 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:01 AM

    @BlowsForAll

    Thats not true…we enjoy (like everyone else) crapping on you instead

  13. billinva says: Apr 25, 2012 11:33 AM

    It had been previously reported that he’s been working with the Pat’s trainers regarding his rehab.

    So it’s not like they’ve Fredo’d him or anything.

  14. xxsweepthelegxx says: Apr 25, 2012 11:37 AM

    Bozo….name 3 things you like about the Patriots…seriously… and you can’t cop out and say “there logo,” “their cheerleaders”, etc… I honestly want to see if you can do it.

  15. flash1283 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:39 AM

    bozosforall says: Apr 25, 2012 10:31 AM

    Get used to it, Andre. The Pats crap on all of their players once they have used them up. Expect no sympathy from the obnoxious Pats fans as well…they crap on players once they leave New England. Why any player would want to put up with that crap is beyond me. It’s not like the team has won any of them a ring anytime lately.
    —————

    Get over it BlowsForAll, they signed him to a 1 year contract and they honored it.

    Like thetruth said, “we enjoy (like everyone else) crapping on you”.

  16. 6ball says: Apr 25, 2012 11:44 AM

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    @bozothejetfan

    You’re right about the Patriots mistreatment of Carter. Here’s the remedy :

    The Patriots should give him what the Jets give Santonio Holmes – 11.5 million plus captaincy.

    Oh wait, that seems to be the issue causing Darrelle (armbar) Revis to holdout, since he only makes 6.5 million. I’m sure that will be handled quietly.

    Congratulations on the three consecutive super bowl victories.

    .

  17. mtrhead269 says: Apr 25, 2012 11:08 PM

    Here’s what your gonna hear Andre. Your old and you got a bad wheel. nice season. Time to call ESPN

  18. yomomma1234 says: Jun 22, 2012 2:52 AM

    Seriously, I hope this dude takes one of those deals from the other 2 teams that he’s visited..he deserves better treatment.

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