Carr recorded three tackles (all solo), three passes defensed and one interception in Sunday's 47-3 win over the Bills. With Jimmy Smith suspended, Carr will take over the No. 1 cornerback responsibilities for the first four games of the season. He made good on it Sunday, nearly taking his third-quarter interception to the house. He'll now matchup with A.J. Green on Thursday night.
Carr will have his 2018 option picked up by the Ravens, Jamie Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Carr will remain in Baltimore, where he recorded 56 tackles (50 solo), 12 passes defensed and four interceptions in his first season with the Ravens last year. The 31-year-old cornerback is now scheduled to make $4.5 million next season and will provide the Ravens with much-needed veteran leadership in the secondary, especially considering Jimmy Smith (Achilles) could miss the beginning of the season.
Carr racked up a team-high seven tackles in Thursday's win over the Dolphins. The veteran corner has picked up 13 tackles over the last two weeks after notching just 15 tackles through his first six outings. Carr also leads the team with three interceptions and is tied with Jimmy Smith for the team lead in passes defensed with seven. He's a durable corner who is a safe bet to be on the field for the vast majority of Baltimore's defensive plays on a weekly basis, but his tackle numbers won't always be as good as they were Thursday.
Carr has been lining up on the right side of the defense during OTAs, The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports. He played on the right side in Kansas City, but Mo Claiborne's lengthy injury history has forced Carr to line up on the left for most of his tenure in Dallas, with inconsistent (at best) results. Claiborne has actually been healthy so far this offseason though, so the team will try to ease Carr back into the spot where he's most comfortable. Don't expect this to have a big impact on Carr's IDP value if it lasts, but it could help the Cowboys' overall secondary play.
Carr agreed to a pay cut for the 2016 season, freeing up over $3.5 million in cap space for the Cowboys, The Dallas Morning News reports. He was set to make $9.1 million in the final year of the contract he signed with the Cowboys back in 2012, but with no guaranteed money left on the deal Carr could have been simply cut after June 1. The new deal keeps Carr in Dallas with a base salary of $4.25 million, which could increase to $6 million after bonuses.
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