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Carr (ribs/right shoulder) was upgraded to available and doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers, John Hendrix of reports.

Carr cleared concussion protocol late Friday, but he had still been listed as questionable on the Saints' final Week 14 injury report after a non-displaced rib cartilage fracture to go with a right shoulder injury resulted in him turning in just one full practice this week. Though Carr is now officially cleared for Sunday's game, it's fair to wonder how healthy he truly is, given the litany of injuries he's battled this season along with the fact that he's now been in the concussion protocol twice in the past month alone. Even while playing in each of the Saints' last three contests, Carr has totaled just 640 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Though the 1-11 Panthers represent a favorable matchup on paper, Carolina's defense has gotten some reinforcement in recent weeks thanks to the returns of defensive backs Jaycee Horn and Jeremy Chinn and star edger rusher Brian Burns from injuries.

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