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Andre Carter works out for Raiders

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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.

Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com reports that Carter worked out for the Raiders after they finished practice on Tuesday. Carter didn’t offer much insight into how things went following the workout.

“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.

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15 Responses to “Andre Carter works out for Raiders”
  1. humb0lt says: Aug 21, 2012 6:02 PM

    The Raiders are pretty thin at LB, but even then this is a reach. Miles Burris must not be impressing in camp. This defense is going to struggle.

  2. mjbulls45 says: Aug 21, 2012 6:06 PM

    the raiders d-line crushed tony romo – made them knock out witten,

    also ended kolb’s career…

    watch replay of kolb vs raiders d-line … yikes!

  3. pettergriffen says: Aug 21, 2012 6:22 PM

    Met this guy in line at the movies, super cool down to earth. Hope they sign him.

  4. nashwaakkidd says: Aug 21, 2012 6:29 PM

    if this dude is healthy, grab him up forthwith!

  5. zerotechnique says: Aug 21, 2012 6:31 PM

    He needs to get back into the AFC East so he can go up against Wayne Hunter 2x/year. Merriman would’ve resurrected his career if he could have hung on in Buffalo.

  6. smiggles20 says: Aug 21, 2012 6:37 PM

    The Raiders are still lacking a pure pass rushing DE. Houston and Shaughnessy are complete players but adding a pass rush specialist would be a good move.

  7. explosionsauce says: Aug 21, 2012 6:46 PM

    Carter has quietly had a solid career.

  8. k0mbucha says: Aug 21, 2012 6:57 PM

    Loved Andre Carter when he played for the Redskins, he was definitely one of the bright spots for the team.

    I hope he’s 100% healed from that injury last season he’ll be a great signing for the Raiders or any team that can use him.

  9. AlohaMrHand says: Aug 21, 2012 7:47 PM

    What the hell?The Raiders are making smart moves and adding solid players to their team?VERY un Al Davis like

  10. dumbolt says: Aug 21, 2012 9:03 PM

    humb0lt says:
    Aug 21, 2012 6:02 PM
    The Raiders are pretty thin at LB, but even then this is a reach. Miles Burris must not be impressing in camp. This defense is going to struggle.
    ______________________________

    yep makes sense there cuz, a guy who had 10 sacks last year, and was selected to the 2012 pro bowl is a reach…..i think you real name is AJ

  11. raiderapologist says: Aug 21, 2012 9:46 PM

    humb0lt says: Aug 21, 2012 6:02 PM

    The Raiders are pretty thin at LB, but even then this is a reach. Miles Burris must not be impressing in camp. This defense is going to struggle.
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    Wow. A homb0lt sighting. He’s either out of jail, or his mom restored his Internet privileges. And since Carter is more of a natural DE than OLB, and the Raiders don’t have the bodies to commit to a 3-4, it would seem that McKenzie is taking a look at Carter as a situational pass rushing end as opposed to a replacement for Burris. You would think a Raider expert like humb0lt would realize that while Oakland has holes on defense, the line is solid, and a healthy Carter would be a boon to their rotation. If I were humb0lt, I would be more concerned about San Diego’s offensive line than I would about Oakland’s linebackers. Super Bowl Express.

  12. commitment2excrement says: Aug 21, 2012 10:02 PM

    @mjbulls45

    If the O-line of Dallas and Arizona are your benchmark, your gonna have a real bad time.

  13. raiderinva says: Aug 21, 2012 10:20 PM

    This is just another example of a surgically precise move by Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen made towards the future.

    Andre Carter will be a solid addition to an overall solid unit.

  14. oaklegend says: Aug 21, 2012 10:39 PM

    Humbolt, your nerves are showing

  15. backindasaddle says: Aug 22, 2012 2:07 AM

    If healthy he’s really solid player, veteran and good locker room guy. He did very well for the Pats last year but now they have young studs in that position. I hope he gets picked up by a good team and can be productive again. Good good guy.

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