Checking in with Andre Carter

Jason La Canfora of CBSSports catches up with veteran defensive end Andre Carter about where things stand with Carter's rehabilitation. The piece, posted at CBSSports.com, provides added context to why Carter remains unsigned.

"Overall, I feel great," Carter tells La Canfora. "This quad injury is something that is not too common; you always hear about ACLs or MCLs, but to have it pop off the bone like that, I was like, 'Damn...' But I had a follow-up last week and the doctors are pretty impressed with how I've come along, and when it comes to rehab there's a certain timetable where you're supposed to be, and I've surpassed that. I'm ahead of the game and headed in the right direction. Even though I know this injury takes a long time, my goal has been to be back for training camp. That's my focus."

The Patriots have yet to issue Carter's jersey No. 93. He'd be thrilled with the chance to wear it again.

"It would be great, it would be great," Carter says to La Canfora. "But it's a business as well. I'm just training my mind and body to prepare for another season, and hopefully a team will be interested in me and take a chance and I can go out and perform the best way I can. If it's New England, that would be awesome."

To read the piece, CLICK HERE.