Marc Trestman takes over the Chicago Bears, and Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice -- who played for him at San Francisco and Oakland -- thinks his former coach has the smarts to go far. Nevertheless, there's still one question about Trestman he's not sure about.
Andre Carter turns 34 next month, but he can still rush the passer. Oakland re-signed the defensive end to a one-year deal, according to a report. Carter has 78.5 career sacks and posted 10 sacks as recently as 2011 with the Patriots.
Defensive end Andre Carter was on the field for a season-high 65 percent of the Raiders' defensive plays (32 of 49) during Sunday's 15-0 shutout of Kansas City and had one of his most productive games of the year.
The Raiders pitched their first shutout since Dec. 28, 2002, when they beat the Chiefs 24-0 Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland improved to 4-10 and snapped a six-game losing streak, winning for the first time since Oct. 28 when it beat the Chiefs 26-16 at Arrowhead Stadium.