Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive back Chris Carr (40) tackles Houston Texans wide receiver Alec Lemon (17) during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Saints won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Here’s a few things to know tonight…it was reported earlier that Chris Carr would be joining the Saints roster, however….as per NOLA.com Larry Holder
Holder also offered this bit of news that is sure to make you smile.
It’s great to see Tanner back in a Saints uniform, even if it is on the practice squad. Tanner was a casualty for bringing Jay Richardson back. Sure, this is another transaction for him, and the Saints have only had 4 wide receivers dress in the first couple of games this season. Robert Meachem was inactive for the first game against Atlanta, and Nick Toon for Tampa.
That in itself brings up a different thought. The only spin I might offer on this, maybe the Saints should think about carrying 5 wide receivers. Why? Well, you’ve seen the Red Zone issues through the first two games, and while we know that the struggles with the ground game aren’t helping, it may cause a few different looks. We’ll know more against the Cardinals.
As for Austin Johnson, he is one to keep an eye on. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him as a Saint.