Earlier today, Carl Poston, the agent for soon-to-be free agent Andre Carter, talked about Carter's recovery from a torn left quadriceps and the possibility of the defensive end returning to the Patriots for a second season.
Poston said Carter "absolutely - no doubt about it" wants to play again in 2012. In his first season with the Pats, the 11-year vet registered 52 tackles and 10 sacks in 14-plus games before suffering his season-ending injury in the first half in Denver.
"Heís in good shape. Heís in good shape," Poston said. "Heís ahead on his rehab; thatís not the kind of injury Ė itís not like a lower back or a knee, (where) heís not going to be able to come back. Heíll come back 100 percent, matter of fact, he might come back stronger."
Poston confirmed that Carter, who was previously with the Redskins and 49ers, enjoyed his time with the Patriots.
"Itís a quality organization, itís a quality team, every player wants to win the Super Bowl ring, every player wants to go to the Pro Bowl if they can, this was his opportunity to do it and he did well," Poston said. "And thereís no reason (not) to try to do it again.
Weíve just got to cross the 'Ts' and dot the 'Is' and we can come to an agreement on something and hope its agreeable to both sides and go from there."
So has he been talking contract with New England?
"Not really. Weíre just monitoring and tracking the injury and when itís time to talk theyíre going to let me know," Poston said. "I just called them to see what their plans were, whether they were interested, and I would have been surprised if they said they werenít interested and obviously they said they were interested but itís a little premature, a little early, and I understood that. I just, in terms of being professional and doing my job, I just want to call them and see where we stood."