Carter wins defensive player of the week

November, 16, 2011
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New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Carter recorded a Patriots-record 4.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the New York Jets. He leads New England with nine sacks, which is fourth in the NFL.

The Patriots signed Carter in free agency last summer.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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