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New Orleans Saints Sign Cornerback Chris Carr

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Saints now have 90 players on the roster.

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The New Orleans Saints signed cornerback Chris Carr to a one-year contract, the team announced late yesterday.

Carr is an eight-year veteran who spent last season with the San Diego Chargers. He has also played for the Ravens, Titans and Raiders.


Chris Carr

#22 / San Diego Chargers

5-10

181

Apr 30, 1983

He has appeared in 114 career games with 27 starts, compiling 207 tackles (166 solo), 2.5 sacks, six interceptions, 26 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and 30 special teams stops.

This guys biggest contributions will most likely come on special teams, where he has done his best work.

brings extensive experience to the Saints as a kickoff and punt returner. He has returned 148 punts for 1,073 yards (7.3 avg.) and brought back 256 kickoffs for 6,276 yards (24.5 avg.). Carr set a number of career and single-season kickoff return records in Oakland from 2005-07. He still holds the Raiders' career record with 201 kickoff returns for 4,841 yards (24.1 avg.), while setting single-season marks for kickoff return yards (1,762) and kickoff return average (25.5) in 2006. Two years later, he set a career-high by averaging 28.1 yards on 35 kickoff returns for the Titans.