It’s not Sunday, but the Oakland Raiders came out on top today.
The team signed defensive end Andre Carter. Carter played for the New England Patriots last season, and recorded 10 sacks, but he tore his quadriceps muscle and missed the last two games of the regular season as well as the playoffs.
Carter was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers 7th overall in the 2001 draft out of California. After five seasons with the 49ers, he played for the Washington Redskins for five seasons before his one year in New England.
Carter has 495 career tackles, 76.5 sacks, 17 forced fumbles, and 1 safety.
It’s hard to believe a guy like him wasn’t picked up earlier. The Raiders only have three sacks on the season. Carter will help fill the void that Kamerion Wimbley’s departure left.
The Broncos will have some extra work to do this week with Carter now in the lineup. Carter has faced the Broncos just twice in his career (’02 with the 49ers & ’09 with the Redskins). He has 8 career tackles and 2.5 sacks against Denver.