Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter (96) on the sidelines against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks eyeing free agent DE Andre Carter

On the day that the 2014 NFL Draft is to begin, you’d think the Seattle Seahawks would be thinking about how they can sure up their depth at defensive line with a draft pick. Unfortunately the Super Bowl winners aren’t afforded with an early pick, so Seattle is looking at the free agent market.

Specifically, the Seahawks met with free agent defensive end Andre Carter earlier in the week, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

Carter may be on the tail-end of what has been a superb career in the NFL, but he’d certainly go a long way to adding some depth and experience to the Seahawks line, who lost both Chris Clemons and Clinton McDonald to free agency.

Getting Carter signed to a deal would take one item off the Seahawks draft plate, and would give them the freedom to focus elsewhere.

The 34-year-old Carter has totaled 387 tackles, 18 forced fumbles and 80.5 quarterback sacks in his 13-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.

Seattle currently holds the number 32 pick in the first round, as well as in the second and fourth rounds, to address their most pressing needs.

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  • KloverJane

    Oakland released him, remember.

  • Jay B

    He’d be a perfect one year plug in our rotation. I like it.