Defensive end Andre Carter, who wore a Redskins uniform for five years before being released in February in a move that was to both the salary cap and the team’s switch to the 3-4 defense. Carter found himself in a situation where he was scheduled to make a nice veteran starter’s salary on a team that did not have a position for him.
Carter will be returning here with the Patriots on Sunday. New England signed him after the lockout ended and he is having quite a comeback season there. His nine sacks lead the team.
If Carter finishes his career in New England, this likely will be his last visit to FedEx Field. The Patriots are not scheduled to play there again until 2019.
However, he could have been making annual trips to Washington. He very nearly signed with a division rival.
The first team to work him out after the lockout ended was the New York Giants.
“I had a trip to New York,” he said today in a conference call with the Washington media. “Unfortunately, we had to shake hands and part ways. It didn’t work out.”
He then got a call from the Patriots. Carter signed with them a few days later.