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Saints cut Carney loose

With Garrett Hartley both reinstated and back to his week-in, week-out kicking function, the Saints no longer need to carry kicker John Carney on the roster.

And so they aren’t.

The team has announced that Carney has been cut, along with cornerback Marcus McCauley.

They were replaced by fullback Kyle Eckel and safety Heranza Daze-Jones.

Carney, a 22-year veteran, has kicked for the Bucs, Rams, Chargers, Saints, Jaguars, Chiefs, and Giants.  He served as the kicker in New Orleans from 2001 through 2006 before returning in 2009.

He kicked in nine games this season, making 13 of 17 field goal attempts and 50 of 52 extra-point tries.

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17 Responses to “Saints cut Carney loose”
  1. Hap says: Dec 22, 2009 4:54 PM

    Cowboys jumped the gun signing Suisham.

  2. chapnasty says: Dec 22, 2009 4:56 PM

    I’d rahter have him in Dallas

  3. Mavix says: Dec 22, 2009 4:58 PM

    Not really, Cowboys will cut Suisham and sign Carney…Why? Cause that’s what JJ does.

  4. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 22, 2009 5:00 PM

    Ted, get off your white-haired ass and sign this guy NOW!! You can keep two kickers if you want, you have three FBs anyway, but we need to get this guy!!

  5. last starfighter says: Dec 22, 2009 5:02 PM

    welcome to Green Bay Carney!

  6. Cowboy22 says: Dec 22, 2009 5:03 PM

    Just means Suisham has even less rope. Miss one and he’s gone.

  7. BuckyBadger says: Dec 22, 2009 5:13 PM

    Hey McCarthy, take note.

  8. Bwa Ha Ha says: Dec 22, 2009 5:16 PM

    Akers is having another nice season :)

  9. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 22, 2009 5:20 PM

    “Cowboys jumped the gun signing Suisham.”
    Not so much jumped it as put it into their mouth.

  10. footballrulz says: Dec 22, 2009 5:20 PM

    @ last starfighter
    I’m afraid that won;t happen.. Packer’s have “zero interest” in bringing in another kicker
    (sigh)

  11. BenRapistberger says: Dec 22, 2009 5:32 PM

    It would be nice if the Aints would stop scavanging the leftover blockscraps from the Pats. 2 FBs and a TE all in 1 year? Really?

  12. Indyeagle says: Dec 22, 2009 5:38 PM

    Looks like Payton is doing his old boss a favor. WTF?

  13. ttommytom says: Dec 22, 2009 5:40 PM

    Medlock , Folk and Crosby… nice 2007 draft for kickers. 2 down 1 to go.

  14. Pack83 says: Dec 22, 2009 6:15 PM

    If the Packers don’t at least bring Carney in…Crosby has missed so many big kicks the last few years. Don’t forget, last season he missed one at the gun to beat the Vikings, missed one at the gun to beat the Bears…what’s the saying about idiots?? Repeating the same action while expecting a different outcome? That’s what BigMac is doing every time he tells Crosby to trot on out and pushes another kick.
    What’s Chris Jacke and his mullet doing???? Dude made tons of big kicks…

  15. DocBG says: Dec 22, 2009 6:16 PM

    can it be that hard to be a kicker in the NFL, or is the talent level dropping so much due to the increase in average salary of soccer players?
    I’m serious here, if they can kick really good, wouldn’t they be playing soccer and making a ton more money?

  16. hookset12 says: Dec 22, 2009 7:39 PM

    Dude is SO old that he was actually on !SUPER TECMO BOWL! as a rookie!!! I’m just praying that the Colts drop a kicker.

  17. afiresnake says: Dec 23, 2009 3:23 AM

    52 XPs in 9 games is a bit sick, isn’t it?

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