New England Why Unemployed:
Carter was enjoying a Pro Bowl season for New England with 10 sacks when he suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury in December. The Boston Herald recently reported that Carter, 33, is seeking a long-term deal. That may not be in the offing from a franchise that rarely tenders them to older players. NFL Future:
If the Patriots haven’t budged in giving wide receiver Wes Welker a multiyear contract extension, it’s difficult to believe they would give one to Carter, especially with New England choosing three players for its front seven (ends Chandler Jones and Jake Bequette and linebacker Dont’a Hightower) in the first three rounds of April’s draft. A one-year deal with Carter like the one he played under last season is a more likely scenario. Carter also must show he is sufficiently recovered from his torn quad. - Alex Marvez
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