NFL CAREER – Carr is an eight-year NFL veteran, who joined New Orleans at the end of the offseason and will compete for a roster spot in training camp, adding depth in the secondary and on special teams both in coverage and in the return game. The Reno, Nev. native has appeared in 114 career games with 27 starts in eight NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders, compiling 207 tackles (166 solo), 2.5 sacks, six interceptions, 32 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, 30 special teams stops and two fumble recoveries on coverage units. He also brings extensive experience to the Saints as both a kickoff and punt returner. Carr has returned a total of 148 punts for 1,073 yards (7.3 avg.) and brought back 256 kickoffs for 6,276 yards (24.5 avg.).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints to a one-year contract, 6/11/13; Signed by San Diego Chargers to a one-year contract, 10/2/12; Released by Minnesota, 8/31/12; Signed by Minnesota Vikings to a one-year contract, 4/4/12; Released by Baltimore, 3/2/12; Re-signed by Baltimore to a four-year contract, 7/30/11; Signed by Baltimore Ravens to a two-year contract, 3/14/09; Signed by Tennessee Titans to a one-year contract offer sheet (RFA), which was not matched by Oakland, 3/31/08; Signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, 4/29/05.
2012 – After going to training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, appeared in nine games for the San Diego Chargers, primarily on special teams and recorded four coverage stops (three solo). Returned a pair of punts for 11 yards (5.5 avg.) and brought back five kickoffs for 102 yards (20.4 avg.). 2011 – Appeared in nine regular season games with one start for Baltimore and recorded 19 tackles (16 solo), one sack and three passes defensed and brought back two punts for 15 yards (7.5 avg.)…Started game vs. Arizona, Oct. 30, when he notched a sack…Posted season-high five tackles at Seattle, Nov. 13…Inactive for seven games in regular season with injuries and AFC Divisional Game vs. Houston, 1/15/12…Saw action in AFC Championship Game at New England, 1/22/12, and had no stats. 2010 – Started career-high 16 games in regular season and both playoff contests, holding down the left cornerback spot for the NFL’s 10th ranked total defense. Posted a career-best 67 tackles, (56 solo), three forced fumbles and matched career-high with two interceptions, also adding eight passes defensed. His forced fumble total ranked fourth among NFL cornerbacks. Also returned three punts for eight yards and a 20-yard kickoff return. Recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and a fumble recovery in postseason...Notched career-high two forced fumbles vs. Cincinnati, 1/2/11. 2009 – Started four games during first season in Baltimore and played in all 16, finishing with 39 tackles (31 solo), 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 10 special teams stops, setting career-highs in both takedowns and picks. Started both postseason contests and recorded 10 tackles (nine solo), one interception and one pass defensed. 2008 – Saw action in every game with two starts for Titans as he finished with 33 tackles (24 solo), one interception, seven passes defensed and 11 special teams tackles. Served as their full-time kickoff/punt returner and brought back 32 punts for 323 yards (10.1 avg.) and 35 kickoffs for 984 yards (28.1 avg.). Ranked fourth in NFL in kickoff return average. Also saw action in loss to Baltimore in AFC Divisional Playoffs…Had a season-long 52-yard kickoff return vs. Minnesota, Sept. 28…Finished with a career-high four passes defensed at Jacksonville, Nov. 16…Had a career-best 11 tackles vs. N.Y. Jets, Nov. 23…Had career-long 44-yard punt return vs. Cleveland, Dec. 7. 2007 – Appeared in all 16 games with two starts in his final season in Oakland and posted 28 tackles (24 solo) and one pass defense. Brought back eight punts for 52 yards (6.5 avg.) and 59 kickoffs for 1,327 yards 22.5 avg.). 2006 – Played in all 16 games with two starts for Oakland and finished with 14 tackles (nine solo), a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, two passes defensed and three special teams stops. Led NFL in kickoff/punt yards (1,978), kickoff returns (69) and kickoff return yards (1,762)…Scored a 100-yard touchdown on his first career interception vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 29, snaring a Ben Roethlisberger pass at goal line and returning it for the score in a 20-13 win…Started first career game as nickel back vs. Arizona, Oct. 22, and started in season finale at N.Y. Jets, Dec. 31. 2005 – Played in all 16 games as a rookie for Oakland and finished with seven tackles (six solo), two passes defensed, two special teams stops and two fumble recoveries on coverage units, while leading the NFL in kickoff returns (73), kickoff return yards (1,752) and kickoff/punt return yards (1,938).
COLLEGE – Saw time in 35 career games at Boise State…Helped Broncos emerge on the national stage, winning three straight Western Athletic Conference titles and going 36-3 in his final three seasons…Ended collegiate career with 188 tackles…Notched career-high four interceptions as a junior with 81 tackles and 710 yards on kickoff returns…Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2005.
PERSONAL – Earned Nevada Offensive Player of the Year honors as a running back at McQueen (Reno, Nev.) HS…Was tabbed as the Northern Nevada Player of the Year and also as a three-time All-State choice…Also a standout in basketball…Active with Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs in Reno…Interested in attending law school following the end of his playing career…Fan of Woody Allen movies…Born April 30, 1983.