The Miami Dolphins will interview retired Pro Bowl defensive end Andre Carter for a position as the team’s assistant defensive line coach, according to a report from the Sporting News’ Alex Mavez. If hired, Carter would work with defensive line coach Terrell Williams and senior defensive assistant/pass rush specialist Jim Washburn. There have been indications that Washburn would retire after the 2016 season, though nothing official has been released.
Carter spent 13 years in the NFL, starting as a first-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers in 2001. He played five years for the 49ers, primarily as a defensive end, though he also worked as an outside linebacker at times. He moved to the Washington Redskins in 2006, playing five years for them before one season in 2011 with the New England Patriots, earning a Pro Bowl selection. After the 2012 season with the Oakland Raiders, Carter returned to the Patriots for the 2013 season, playing in nine games, before retiring. He played in 184 career games with 147 of those as a starter. He recorded 517 tackles, 80.5 sacks, 28 passes defensed, 18 forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries.
Carter spent 2015 as a student assistant coach with the University of California.