The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran cornerback Brandon Carr. the Ravens announced today. Carr’s deal with the Ravens is a one-year deal that can last up to four-year’s with options. Carr was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and last played for the Dallas Cowboys. Carr has 15 career interceptions and two touchdowns.
Carr will add depth in the Ravens secondary and will fight for a starting position. The Ravens have revamped their secondary this off season and have already signed top free agent safety Tony Jefferson. The Ravens added a really solid player in Carr who has been healthy just about his entire career.
The Ravens have Jimmy Smith who has had injury issues most of his career and Tavon Young who is a very promising corner back. Carr is experienced and a tackling machine. The Ravens got a very solid pickup.
Here is the Ravens press release.
RAVENS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CB BRANDON CARR
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to a four-year contract with free agent CB Brandon Carr, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Thursday.
Carr, 30, enters his 10th NFL season after never missing a start in his career (144-consecutive games) while playing for the Dallas Cowboys (2012-16) and Kansas City Chiefs (2008-11). The 6-0, 210-pounder has registered 477 tackles, 15 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 109 passes defensed, nine fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
Carr’s 144-consecutive starts rank as the NFL’s longest active streak among cornerbacks, with the next closest being Arizona CB Patrick Peterson (96). (Carr’s 144 rank sixth among all active NFL players.)
While playing for Dallas this past season, Carr posted 61 tackles (53 solo), one interception and nine passes defensed. He was a key contributor to a Cowboys’ defense that helped the team produce a 13-3 record and No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoffs.
Stated Newsome: “This is a good football player. We got better today.”
Carr will travel to Baltimore early next week to take a physical and sign his contract. The Ravens will hold a press conference after he has done so.