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New Orleans Saints Sign Kicker John Carney To Fill Potential Loss Of Kicker Garrett Hartley


Saints second year kicker Garrett Hartley may be facing a four-game suspension by the NFL for undisclosed reasons, its unclear if he plans to appeal the suspension or not.

To offset the loss of Hartley the Saints have signed former kicker John Carney to a one-year contract, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Carney was released prior to the 2006 season to make way for what the Saints thought was an upgrade at the position in kicker Olindo Mare.  Mare battled injury and inconsistency and the Saints admitted that replacing Carney with Mare was not the best move.

Carney is the second-leading scorer in Saints franchise history with 661 points in six season with the Saints from 2001 to 2006. He ranks fourth in NFL history with 1,995 career points and 460 field goals in 289 regular-season games.

Carney spent the 2008 season with the Giants making the Pro Bowl, the second of his career.

It’s unclear what exactly has happened with Hartley, but we will keep you posted on any new information regarding his suspension.

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