GM Mickey Loomis announces Saints will bring back WR Austin Carr

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Austin Carr #80 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown against Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of their pre season football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Austin Carr #80 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown against Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of their pre season football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints’ GM Mickey Loomis has re-signed wide receiver Austin Carr, bringing him back for a fourth season in the Big Easy.

With a growing number of solid wide receivers on the roster, the New Orleans Saints have opted to bring back Austin Carr. Carr will likely have the final receiver spot, but given his lack of production in the past, who knows if Carr will actually be on the roster come Week 1.

Carr has spent three seasons with the Saints with his most successful one coming in 2018. He played 14 games and catch nine balls for 97 yards. While it may not be counted as a win, it was certainly his most impressive season.

At the same time, Loomis and head coach Sean Payton obviously still see the potential in Carr or they wouldn’t have re-signed him for year another season. That said, here’s how the team’s press released worded it.

“The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with WR Austin Carr on a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis,”  a team press release said. The today, in the statement, was May 7.

The 26-year-old former Northwestern star needs to quickly gain some traction with the team when it counts.

He’s slowly losing time, and this could be his last shot with the Saints. He’ll need to prove himself again from Day 1 in order to even make the roster as the Saints have brought in a plethora of talented receivers.

Carr is going to be on a much-more talented Saints receiving corps. The team added Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, improving their receiving corps. He’ll slide in to be the team’s main No. 2 wide receiver.

They’ll also likely retain Tre’Quan Smith this season as he’ll be another player fighting to produce on a corps that must start giving Michael Thomas some help.

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The Saints will be just fine, but they’ll be better off if they can get production from a quality third-string receiver. Could that be Carr? Let’s hope so.

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