Height/Weight: 5′ 10″/182 lbs
Age: 27/Experience: 6
College: Boise State
Analysis: Chris Carr was signed by the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2009 season to add depth in the secondary and to be the primary punt returner, a role he excelled in during his time with the Tennessee Titans. Carr performance with the Ravens in 2009 was a disappointment. Early in the season he was tentative in the return game and soft in coverage. As the season progressed Carr was more decisive returning kicks, but contributed few big plays. Carr also saw more time at corner as the season wore on. Injuries to Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb ultimately forced Carr into the starting line-up on defense. Carr turned in his best defensive performance in the play-off win at New England, but he left fans craving for better play after an up and down year.
2010 Outlook: Carr’s role for the Ravens this year is still up in the air and is expected to fluctuate. Early int eh year Carr will see a lot of time at corner, both on the outside and in the slot. As the clubs other defensive backs get healthy, Carr will likely see less time in the defensive secondary. It is likely that Carr will not be used at all in the return game to start the season. Carr is the Ravens most seasoned punt returner, but the club cannot afford any injuries to corners so Carr could be used strictly as a defensive player. Carr has dealt with some back issues in training camp and pre-season, so it has been hard to tell if he has looked better in coverage. In his limited practice time in camp, Carr showed more confidence, especially when covering slot receivers.