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49ers will cut David Carr

The 49ers need a No. 3 quarterback, but it’s not going to be David Carr.

Matt Maiocco reports that the 49ers will release Carr Thursday.  It would have been a big surprise if they decided to keep him.

Maiocco points out that Alex Smith has consolidated his hold on the 49ers starting job.  It’s clear that Carson Palmer isn’t coming to town, and Matt Hasselbeck has gone elsewhere.  We’d anticipate the 49ers sign a young player for the No. 3 job.

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36 Responses to “49ers will cut David Carr”
  1. damgenius says: Jul 27, 2011 12:36 PM

    What does that mean, “It’s clear that Carson Palmer is coming to town”?

  2. donterrelli says: Jul 27, 2011 12:37 PM

    “It’s clear that Carson Palmer is coming to town”

    How so?

  3. tformation says: Jul 27, 2011 12:37 PM

    Hey, Dave, Seattle’s hiring QBs.

    Great choice in photo, too.

  4. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 27, 2011 12:38 PM

    this dude lost to the panthers nuff said

  5. freedomispopular says: Jul 27, 2011 12:38 PM

    I have to wonder how much this guy’s development got stifled being thrown to the wolves behind the Texans’ horrible O-line.

  6. dallasbaby says: Jul 27, 2011 12:39 PM

    Photo is better than the article.

  7. kdub69 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:39 PM

    I was in Houston when the Texans drafted David Carr. Hell, even the local Mickey D’s had a promotion to get a Carr bobblehead. The Texans and their fans acted like they had won the Super Bowl when Carr “beat” the Dallas Cowboys in their opener. It’s still on the walls of the front office in Reliant Stadium. But, alas, Carr was always getting beaten into the ground because the OLine was absolutely horrible. Not surprised he would get cut…he should enjoy the millions he has leftover from Htown and move on.

  8. patriotsdefense says: Jul 27, 2011 12:39 PM

    perfect picture. perfect picture.

  9. Rick Chandler says: Jul 27, 2011 12:39 PM

    That photo is a gorgeously awesome thing.

  10. schmitty2 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:44 PM

    Andre would have caught that ball..had he been lined up at fullback

  11. jvibottomline says: Jul 27, 2011 12:46 PM

    You are right about “young” it will be VINCE YOUNG in San Francisco.

  12. hurls187 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:47 PM

    Is Santa Claus also coming to town?

  13. dmackdaddy says: Jul 27, 2011 12:49 PM

    Good riddens, Carr! We have Jeremiah Masoli as the 3rd, probably will sign 1 more. Hopefully Josh Johnson from the Bucs!

    AS, CK, Masoli, JJ. Let the best man win.

  14. drewbu22 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:50 PM

    There has never been a better photo for any PFT article. Ever.

  15. dccowboy says: Jul 27, 2011 12:51 PM

    *throws the piling on flag because of the pic*

    Nice, real nice. Why don’t you give him a paper cut and pour lemon juice on it while you’re at it?

  16. anthonyespinoza says: Jul 27, 2011 12:52 PM

    People are always quick to blame the our (The Texans) O-Line for David’s shortcomings, but ever wonder maybe it could have been Carr that brought a lot of it on himself. Look, I’m not saying that the o-line of those years weren’t bad, but to say its completely their fault is just ridiculous. After David Carr left, that same o-line cut down on sacks by half. David just simply held the ball way too long, and in a lot of cases he would pull a Peyton Manning and lay in the fetal position in anticipation of a sack. You can’t hold the ball for 4-8 seconds every play and not be sacked a record number of times.

  17. biggerballz says: Jul 27, 2011 12:54 PM

    they’re cutting the wrong first overall pick qb that they have

  18. tbonecostanza says: Jul 27, 2011 12:55 PM

    If only he had watched old NFL films, he would have perfected Billy “white shoes” Johnson’s fake throw/behind the back grab.

  19. titansneedhelp says: Jul 27, 2011 12:56 PM

    Carson Palmer? I scoured previous postings in the rumor mill and found nothing. Was this a slip up or do you actually know something?

  20. fmwarner says: Jul 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    I think they meant to say Palmer is NOT coming to town. With Smith, Kaepernick and a 3rd to be named later, there isn’t any room for him.

  21. hurls187 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:16 PM

    why not just fix the article?

  22. btowngetsdown says: Jul 27, 2011 1:19 PM

    As to Carson Palmer, he sold his house in Cincinatti, so maybe he moved out to the San Francisco area, which is technically coming to town, but not in the joining the team sort of way.

  23. drich83087 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:19 PM

    Sounds like a good signing for Washington. Apparently fits the mold of the QB’s they want.

  24. mn1bjb says: Jul 27, 2011 1:25 PM

    It is clear that Carson Palmer is coming to town … to retire that is. The Bay Area is where he lives. It isn’t so ominous for the small percentage of PFT viewers that know that. Which leads me to wonder why it was stated like this.

  25. time2speakup says: Jul 27, 2011 1:28 PM

    Go back and look again. Rosenthal wrote, “… Carson isn’t…” coming to town. As in ‘is not’ blah, blah, lol.

  26. december77 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:42 PM

    The 49ers need a No. 3 quarterback, but it’s not going to be David Carr.

    The 49ers also need a No. 1 quarterback.

  27. fatguystrangler says: Jul 27, 2011 1:44 PM

    I wonder if this is the end of the line for Carr?

    Oh, and, yeah that picture is hilarious.

  28. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jul 27, 2011 1:47 PM

    Damn, that’s impressive. Carr threw the ball so hard, it went all the way around the world and right into his own number. Take that, Mike Vick 100 yard pass!!!! Hard to imagine why this guy’s being cut.

  29. changsteinelgamal says: Jul 27, 2011 1:48 PM

    Carr actually played well his last year in Houston, once Kubiak came in. That naked bootleg, a.k.a “The Jake Plummer” seems to work against anyone.
    His completions and comp % were all the best he ever had, and his sacks were way down from the year before.
    I understand the Texans had to make a change if just for the perception of their team but him being let go had nothing to do with his play on the field that year.
    I thought it was a bad move at the time, that a new coach was good for him and things were looking up, though it seems that Schaub is working out for them. They still don’t have a playoff appearance though so you could make the case they’re no better off now than they were then.

  30. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 27, 2011 1:59 PM

    Take him Browns!

  31. ninersrule says: Jul 27, 2011 2:08 PM

    Josh Johnson will be the Niners new #2 or 3 QB. Just wait for it

  32. CKL says: Jul 27, 2011 3:22 PM

    I would feel bad for this guy if he was anything but a douche, but he’s a douche.
    And no it wasn’t always just the OL. He was the master of the “getting a sack because he ran OOB behind the LOS” guy.

  33. refuse2fail says: Jul 27, 2011 4:09 PM

    Honestly, Alex Smith didn’t do anything to prove he is any better than David Carr. David was a solild backup in New York. I’d take him back in a heartbeat to be our #2. Carr was supposed to be given a shot to compete for #1 in San Fran, and that never really happened. There will be a good 5 to 10 QBs that end up starting somewhere this year who I would NEVER start over David Carr.

  34. pacash80 says: Jul 27, 2011 7:23 PM

    I didn’t even know David Carr was still in the league haha

  35. mdnittlion says: Jul 27, 2011 8:51 PM

    @ pacash80

    Ya I was surprised too, mostly cause I could have sworn he served me french fries like two weeks ago at a BK.

  36. dmackdaddy says: Aug 1, 2011 2:19 AM

    Looks like Carr’s heading back to the NY Giants he said on his Twitter.

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