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.