Carr missed the first 11 scheduled practices to be with his mother, who died late last month, the paper said. Claiborne hurt his right shoulder in practice last week and didn't play against the Ravens on Saturday.
"I kept myself in good shape when I was away," Carr said. "I came back and got into even better shape, picked up the intensity. Now it’s just time to go out there and see what I got for this year."
Carr missed the first portion of training came to be by his mother's side before she passed away. He worked out on the field before the team's Week 2 preseason game but did not dress.
"I'm my toughest critic and there are some things I wish I could've done differently," Carr told the paper. "I wish I would've trusted myself a little more on certain things. But it was an alright season for me. It wasn't my best season. It was a season that I wouldn't boast about. But it was definitely a humbling experience.
"It helped to motivate me in the off-season. It's more fuel to the fire."
Carr, 27, changed his offseason workout routine and "incorporated some different people" into the regimen.
"This year I feel stronger than the last six years, stronger than when I came out of college," Carr told the paper. "I'm learning my body and getting the functional strength so I can go out there and translate the weight room and everything I'm learning, as far as getting my body right, and putting it onto the field and putting it on film.
"This year, it's Year 7 for me and I feel like this is like the first day I stepped into the door. I'm feeling fresh, I got a bounce in my step, all the injuries have kind of died down and I'm just ready to play ball."
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||73||70.0||3||0||2||67||33.5||35||0||6|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||16||62||56.0||6||0||1||31||31.0||31||0||19|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||57||46.0||11||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||25|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||45||39.0||6||0||4||17||4.2||14||0||15|
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|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||2||17||2||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||1||1||1||2||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||1||1||23||2||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|