The Patriots will sign veteran defensive end Andre Carter, according to a report from ESPN.

Carter spent the 2012 season with the Raiders but was cut before the regulars eason began in 2013. Before a disappointing season in Oakland, Carter spent the 2011 season with the Patriots, where he had 10 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Carter was a former seventh-overall pick in the 2001 draft.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.