Patriots announce Andre Carter signing

The New England Patriots have announced that they’ve signed free agent defensive end Andre Carter and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the practice squad.  They also released cornerback Travis Howard from the practice squad.

Carter, 34, was with the Patriots during the 2011 season and earned his first Pro Bowl selection after registering double-digit sacks (10.0) for the fourth time in his career. He played in 14 games and finished with 59 total tackles, 10.0 sacks and two forced fumbles before being placed on injured reserve. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder is a veteran of 12 NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers (2001-05), Washington Redskins (2006-10), Patriots in 2011 and the Oakland Raiders in 2012. Carter was released by Oakland on Aug. 31, 2013.