Taking a page from their rivals in the AFC East, the New England Patriots have scuttled the whole “build through the draft” mentality that won three Super Bowls in four years, opting instead to round up a bunch of big-name free agents who are much closer to the end of their careers than the beginning.
After adding receiver Chad Ochocincio, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, and defensive end Shaun Ellis, the Patriots have agreed to terms with veteran defensive end Andre Carter.
A 10-year veteran, Carter spent his first five seasons with the 49ers, and his next five with the Redskins. Carter recently worked out with the Giants.
The Redskins cut Carter in March to avoid paying him a $4 million bonus.