The Seattle Seahawks are always interested in adding some more situational pass rushers to their already stacked defense, and the latest player they checked out is former New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and (briefly) Oakland Raiders DE Andre Carter. After resurrecting his career in 2011 with ten sacks and some nasty run defense for the AFC champion Patriots, Carter suffered a major injury and did little for the Raiders in 2012. Carter re-joined the Patriots last season and showed a flash here or there, but he was largely an ineffective pass rusher.
Per a league source close to the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, Carter visited the Seahawks (note the past tense) at an undisclosed date, and it will be interesting to see if the ‘Hawks decide to bring him on. If they do, then they would wait until after the draft to bring him in, and it seems like the Seahawks would like to add a veteran pass rusher to their rotation. We’ll see if they make any moves to add a young guy in this year’s draft, and a big sign that they are interested in Carter will be if they don’t decide to draft a DE at all.
A return to the Patriots is still in play for Carter, but that isn’t a likelihood at this point in time. The Seahawks would be a great fit for Carter, because they have the best chance of maximizing what the 34-year-old has left in the tank. In nine appearances last season, the Cal product recorded just four tackles and two sacks.