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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Veteran Cornerback Chris Carr retires

By on 3/20/2014 10:30:00 AM reported yesterday veteran corner back Chris Carr is retiring. In a message posted on social media by the corner back himself Carr announced his retirement.

I'm official retiring from football this week. It's been a great ride!
Chris Carr @triplcarr

Photo by Mrbrown via Wikimedia

The Saints cut the 30-year old in November 2013 after signing him earlier in the year. Carr appeared in five games for New Orleans in 2013, had eight tackles, defended two passes and recorded one interception.

The veteran CB had lingering issues with back, hip and hamstring strains. Carr's injury status from September through the end of the season was either probable or questionable.

Last season in an effort to preserve him and other key players for the crucial match up against Seattle the decision was made to limit field time against the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints beat Atlanta but fell to the Seahawks.

Carr has nine seasons with the NFL. Before joining the Saints, he played for the Chargers (2012), Vikings (2012 offseason), Ravens (2009-2011), Titans (2008) and Raiders (2005-07). He has recorded 230 tackles, 2.5 sacks, seven interceptions and seven forced fumbles since entering the NFL in 2005 with Oakland, which signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Boise State.

Given his age, injury status and the wealth of talent available on the free agent market the Saints' decision to cut Carr typical business as usual. Whether that played into his decision to retire is unclear.

Carr adds on his Twitter page,

Thank you to everybody in Reno for supporting me -- especially at McQueen High School.
Carr went on to say that he will be attending law school in the fall.


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