Free agent defensive end Andre Carter has spent the offseason recovering from a torn quadriceps and said in July that he would be healthy enough to play the first week of the season.
He just needs to find a team that wants him to play for them come September. Carter was thought to be heading back to New England once he was healthy enough to play, but rookie Chandler Jones has looked good enough that there might not be a spot for him there this season. So Carter headed across the country to meet with another team.
“I gotta stay low key, brother,” Carter said. “If it works out, God willing.”
The key question with Carter is his health. If he’s healthy enough to replicate the kind of production that led to 10 sacks last season, Carter could help the Raiders fill the pass rushing prowess they lost when Kamerion Wimbley departed this offseason.