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Chris Carr visiting Chiefs and Vikings

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We haven’t heard much about Chris Carr since the Ravens sent him packing at the start of the month, but there’s starting to be some interest in the former Ravens cornerback.

Carr has lined up a couple of visits with teams looking for help at cornerback. Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that Carr has visited with the Chiefs and that he’s making his way to the Vikings to speak to them as well. Carr played just nine games for the Ravens last year because of a back injury and the ascension of Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith made him expendable.

That back injury makes him a natural fit for the Vikings this offseason. They’ve signed guard Geoff Schwartz and tight end John Carlson as free agents, neither of whom played a down during the 2011 season. At corner the Vikings currently have Antoine Winfield, although he is getting older and coming off his own injury problems, and a lot of question marks. Carr would definitely find playing time in Minnesota.

The Chiefs have Brandon Flowers and they signed Stanford Routt after he was let go by Oakland, but there’s room for depth at the position in Kansas City. Javier Arenas is still around and the Chiefs could still re-sign Travis Daniels, who is currently an unrestricted free agent.

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27 Responses to “Chris Carr visiting Chiefs and Vikings”
  1. tombradysponytail says: Mar 22, 2012 3:37 PM

    Laugh all you want, but 10 years from now you will all be going to see the new hit movie – ”Vikingball” – about a ragtag team of NFL executives who sign a bunch of injured, out-of-the-league for the past year players and then make a run for the championship (but come up just a little short). Brad Pitt will play Rick Spielman, Jonah Hill will play Rob Brzezinski, and Will Smith will play Leslie Frazier.

  2. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    Yay! I was hoping we would get Carr in free agency! Oh wait, that was Brandon Carr.

  3. uncommon1 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:42 PM

    He should be able to set a career high in tackles if he signs with the Vikings.

  4. mnajb says: Mar 22, 2012 3:44 PM

    If they aint on the draft board, or a spine board, we don’t want em!! The more wounded the better!!!

  5. sadviking says: Mar 22, 2012 3:45 PM

    Seriously? Is this a team or a hospital?

  6. norseyapper says: Mar 22, 2012 3:53 PM

    If he has to play in a back brace and with a walker he’ll be an improvement over what our Vikings had at the end of last season playing corner.

  7. Matt says: Mar 22, 2012 3:57 PM

    If Green Bay under Wolf & McKenzie is Oakland 2.0, and Oakland under McKenzie is Green Bay 2.0, then can we say Kansas City is Oakland 1.0 ? They’ve signed Boss and Routt and targeted Wimbley and Carr (ex-Raider).

    Next thing you’ll know they’ll draft the fastest guy in the dr-Whoops! Dexter McCluster already happened.

  8. conormacleod says: Mar 22, 2012 3:58 PM

    You all laugh, but he would be an upgrade to what the Vikings had last year! Wait, am I helping or hurting the argument here?

  9. canonroad says: Mar 22, 2012 4:06 PM

    I think this would be a nice pick up for the Vikes. Injuries happen in the NFL all the time- you can’t let that scare you from signing young guys who have the youth needed to rebound.

    If these guys were 30, 31 years old- then yes, I think the injury prone past would be an issue- but these guys are 25, 27, 28 years old….I wouldn’t be scared away.

    I think he comes to Minnesota- only because he stands a better chance at more playing time. He’d be a starter on the outside- with Winfield playing nickle.

  10. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Mar 22, 2012 4:06 PM

    What, Jake Reed wasn’t available?

  11. jimnsota says: Mar 22, 2012 4:13 PM

    Its sad to say but he would be are best corner back. What the hell sign him up Sick Rpielman.

  12. Ebrostradamus says: Mar 22, 2012 4:15 PM

    The Vikingball comment is one of the best comments ive ever seen on this site, bravo
    We need to draft a few more Virginia CB’s and South Carolina WR’s and we can start filming this bad boy!

  13. mediasloppy says: Mar 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    On a side note. Minnesota has great healthcare.

  14. josiewales69 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:40 PM

    I heard there also bringing in the pepsi max pop machine for a try out can’t catch but it’s cold as ice against the run

  15. squared80 says: Mar 22, 2012 4:48 PM

    Brandon Carr, Chris Carr… no difference, right? Either one is better than what the Vikings had on the field last year, though.

  16. vike4life says: Mar 22, 2012 4:50 PM

    Hey Speilmen, I was hurt and had surgery last year too. I should at least get a try out?

  17. theallegedone says: Mar 22, 2012 4:54 PM

    I like what Spielman is doing. The Vikings have so many holes that there’s no need to give all our money to one guy. One guy isn’t gonna get us over the top. People question rthe Carlson signing, but losing Shiancoe opened up a spot of need. Everybody see’s $25 Million, however, only $9 mill is guaranteed over the first 2 years. Let’s keep filling those holes. Let’s not forget, the Vikes also signed Solomon Elimimian in the offseason. Who u say? Oh, only a guy voted Hardest Hitter in the CFL by players. He’s a linebacker, which will come in handy if we can’t resign the Hendersons and the inexperience of Jaspar Brinkley. The kid had 106 Tackles, 4 sacks and 2 ints last year. And we got him dirt cheap. Hold out hope. We draft well. We don’t always get our pick in on time, but we have supplied 2 of the past 5 offensive rookies of the year.

  18. touchdownbrother says: Mar 22, 2012 4:59 PM

    Might as well sign Brodie Croyle too!

  19. purplehayseuss says: Mar 22, 2012 5:15 PM

    theallegedone: good thoughts.

    Here’s one totally off the wall: Brees. If he won’t sign, and if the perception in New Orleans turns uglier [which is certainly possible, with player suspensions yet announced], Mr. Clean may want the H.E.DoubleToothpicks out of there.

    Minny in ’12 wouldn’t be too much different from the Saints team Brees inherited when he started there.

    The single greatest off-season in NFL history would get even better.

  20. ht0wn1 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:32 PM

    Well while we are it at for the IRs of last year, let’s also go after Luis Castillo DE.

  21. xmgmx says: Mar 22, 2012 5:38 PM

    I’m a Vikes fan, and these comments are fantastic :)

  22. ahostiletakeover says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    If Carr is truly over the hammy and back injuries from last year, he will make an excellent nickel back for someone in need of that role.

  23. mnmark says: Mar 22, 2012 5:44 PM

    speechless!

  24. smittee22 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:53 PM

    tombradysponytail says: Mar 22, 2012 3:37 PM

    Laugh all you want, but 10 years from now you will all be going to see the new hit movie – ”Vikingball” – about a ragtag team of NFL executives who sign a bunch of injured, out-of-the-league for the past year players and then make a run for the championship (but come up just a little short). Brad Pitt will play Rick Spielman, Jonah Hill will play Rob Brzezinski, and Will Smith will play Leslie Frazier.

    This absolutely cracked me up. Funniest post I’ve seen on the boards

  25. The Prophet says: Mar 22, 2012 7:06 PM

    Please God, let the Vikings sign Carr, then we can be done in free agency. Just one friggin CB is all I’m asking for, its not much!

  26. cluelessdufus says: Mar 23, 2012 6:12 AM

    this good for my vikings i would love to have him as a corner just cause are’s does suck and he is not bad if he can stay healthy

  27. jorgevela1 says: Mar 25, 2012 10:17 AM

    Asante Samuels is out there…why not??

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