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Raiders sign Andre Carter

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Andre Carter is heading back to the Bay Area.

Carter, who grew up in San Jose, was an All-American at Cal and went to the 49ers as the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft in 2001, has signed with the Raiders.

Carter started the first 14 games of the season and had 10 sacks for the Patriots last year, but a torn quadriceps muscle kept him out of the final two games of the regular season and the playoffs. He’s been a free agent since then.

In 11 NFL seasons Carter has recorded 76 sacks.

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25 Responses to “Raiders sign Andre Carter”
  1. jwreck says: Sep 26, 2012 6:01 PM

    Good fit. Good pickup. I apologize for not leaving anything for anyone else to say.

  2. raider17 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:07 PM

    Really not sure what took so long.

    Al Davis Forever!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  3. spellingcopfather says: Sep 26, 2012 6:08 PM

    Welcome to the black Hole Mr. CARTER!!!

  4. supremekingz says: Sep 26, 2012 6:09 PM

    Great pickup for the Raiders. Good DE, and underrated pass rusher

  5. AlohaMrHand says: Sep 26, 2012 6:11 PM

    Nice signing.The Raiders had NO pass rush this weekend.He’ll be a nice addition.

  6. slugdub says: Sep 26, 2012 6:19 PM

    I hope he can line up in the secondary, cause we could sure use some help back there!

  7. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:20 PM

    Good for him i was suprised he wasnt picked up sooner by a team that has d line problems like carolina

  8. paul82461 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:24 PM

    It cant hurt.

  9. piratesofthecoliseum says: Sep 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    Good pick up big reg!! Hopefully he can put some heat on the opposing QBs to take some pressure off our secondary! GO RAIDERS!!!

  10. mullman76 says: Sep 26, 2012 6:37 PM

    Love it.

    Go RAIDERS!

  11. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Sep 26, 2012 7:07 PM

    Hmmm.. another 3-4 defensive player with extensive knowledge of the Patriots D that was available (probably relatively cheaply) and we miss out on him.

    Dear Mr. Grigson, we trade for Josh Gordy but we don’t go after this guy?

    #confused.

  12. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:07 PM

    if hes such a good pickup, then why is he available in week 4 as a free agent? after working out for so many other teams

  13. junior559 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:28 PM

    good sign if he cant rush the quarterback then we need him, raiders d line is good against the run but they need more to rush the passer and hopefully this guy can help

  14. villa41 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:28 PM

    Raiders probably waited on him to make sure he was physically all the way back. They got him at a reduced rate at this point in the season as well. Smart thinking on both fronts.

    He should be able to help. The Raiders rush was actually pretty good against Pittsburgh, though. The fact we only got 1 sack had more to do with Roethlisberger moving out of the pocket and scrambling more than anything else. A less mobile QB would have been sacked at least 4 times in that game. Nevertheless, this move can only help.

  15. radrntn says: Sep 26, 2012 7:44 PM

    I think Reggie is a closer…….he knows how to get the deal done!

  16. socalraider909 says: Sep 26, 2012 7:55 PM

    Good sign big Reg I just hope he is ready to go we need the help

  17. dodie2g says: Sep 26, 2012 8:23 PM

    Im a pats fan and I’ll root for this veteran. He’s a good guy.

  18. db105 says: Sep 26, 2012 8:28 PM

    Good player. Hope he’s completely healed.

  19. pftcensorssuck says: Sep 26, 2012 9:09 PM

    Explain to me again why he didn’t return to New England???? What did the Raiders give him?

  20. maddenboy says: Sep 26, 2012 9:16 PM

    it would be nice to know, in the first or second sentence, what position he plays.

    Its not necessary to say Peyton Manning or Tom Brady is a quarterback. But for anyone who is not at elite, superstar status, please remember Florio’s general guideline to always mention NAME, TEAM, POSITION very early in a post.

    Thanks.

  21. raiderinva says: Sep 26, 2012 9:23 PM

    jwreck says: Sep 26, 2012 6:01 PM

    Good fit. Good pickup. I apologize for not leaving anything for anyone else to say.
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    enough said

  22. raiderapologist says: Sep 26, 2012 10:14 PM

    slugdub says: Sep 26, 2012 6:19 PM

    I hope he can line up in the secondary, cause we could sure use some help back there!
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    If he can put some pressure on the quarterback he will help the secondary.

  23. joetoronto says: Sep 27, 2012 6:59 AM

    Carter said he also worked out for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, with the Patriots in the mix, too. Ultimately, he decided to return to his Bay Area roots.
    “I had a lot of friends who said, ‘You crossed over to the dark side,’ ” Carter said.

  24. jakethegrift says: Sep 27, 2012 9:57 AM

    Good pick up for us! Glad to see Reggie working his GM role. I knew if we wanted a GM, which I definitely wished for, that the Raiders were going into REBUILD mode most likely.

    Now we need to find help on the corners. Our secondary is hurting. The Roethlisberger still had a great passing performance, and these Raiders secondary could not prevent it.

  25. open1337 says: Sep 27, 2012 4:42 PM

    With the departure of Kamerion Wimbley, it’s been rather boring. Hopefully this guy is the fire that burns twice as bright! A sense of and proof of urgency is sorely needed! The autumn wind….

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