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Saints Sign Kicker John Carney And For Know Will Keep Garrett Hartley


Multiple sources confirm the Saints have agreed to a one year contract with veteran kicker John Carney and by all indications intend to also keep Garrett Hartley on the roster.

Carney was brought in for a work out Tuesday afternoon on the heels of the Saints overtime loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Hartley missed a 29 yard field goal that could have won the game essentially cementing the Saints need to look at other options in the kick game.

The Saints also scheduled a meeting with former Houston Texans kicker Kris Brown but obviously chose to go with Carney given their familiarity with him and their offensive system.

Carney, who ranks third in NFL history with 2,044 points scored, has been with the Saints for seven of his twenty-two seasons including starting eleven games in 2009 completing 76.5 percent of his kicks (13 of 17) before being replaced by Hartley in week 13.

Carney stayed with the Saints for the remainder of the season and pre-season as a kicking consultant and mentor to Hartley.

The Saints carried both Carney and Hartley through  most of last season and at least for now are content on doing the same this year even with Hartley’s struggles through the first three games.

Obviously the Saints can only carry 52 men on the roster so with Carney’s addition someone will have to get the boot.

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