Originally published on SBReport.net on Aug. 21, 2012
The Oakland Raiders brought in veteran defensive lineman Andre Carter to their practice facility in Napa, Calif. for a workout on Tuesday.
The team currently has 87 players on their roster and is allowed to have 90 on their roster until they cut down to 75 players on Aug. 27.
"We are going to shake all the bushes and see what falls out. If we feel like we have something that can help us, we're going to do it," head coach Dennis Allen said following practice while Carter worked out for general manager Reggie McKenzie and others.
Carter, 33 years old, played 14 games and recorded 10 sacks for the New England Patriots last season before suffering a torn quadricep in December.
Carter was drafted out of the University of California, Berkeley by the San Francisco 49er's and has played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the Washington Redskins (2006-2010) and the New England Patriots (2011) after the 49er's (2001-2005).
The addition of Carter would give the Raiders even more depth to an already strong defensive line.