Could Carter be answer in Oakland?

September, 18, 2012
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The Oakland Raiders have a lot of needs after starting 0-2 for the first time in five years.

One of the issues is a lack of a pass rush. Oakland, which has two sacks in two games, is considering addressing the problem with a second workout for Andre Carter.

The pass-rusher visited the Raiders during the preseason, but he reportedly wasn’t recovered from an injury that ended his season in New England last year. CBS Sports is reporting that Carter is working out for the Raiders on Tuesday and New England is also closely monitoring him.

There have been several reports that Carter would like to return to the Patriots. However, he resides in the Bay Area. If the Raiders do sign Carter, he’d probably be a rotational pass-rusher.

Predictably, the Raiders are looking at cornerbacks as well. They have been decimated by injuries and an overall lack of depth at the position.

In other AFC West news:

In an Insider piece, former Kansas City coach and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards looks at the problems that have caused the Chiefs to start the season 0-2.

Despite the slow start, Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli told the Kansas City Star he thinks the team can pull out of its funk.

The Chargers have re-signed offensive lineman Reggie Wells. The team cut cornerback Greg Gatson. Wells was cut to make room for Gatson on Saturday because the Chargers needed help at cornerback against Tennessee.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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