Ravens cut Chris Carr

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The Steelers aren’t the only AFC North team saying goodbye to one of their players on Thursday.

Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times and Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network are both reporting that the Ravens are releasing cornerback Chris Carr. Carr played just nine games for Baltimore in 2011 because of a back injury and the emergence of rookie Jimmy Smith helped make him expendable a year after signing a four-year contract with the team. Carr, who was a healthy scratch for the playoff win against the Texans, was set to make $2.5 million in 2012 and had $7 million coming his way in 2013 and 2014.

He’s not likely to be the last Ravens cornerback sent packing. Wilson reports that Dominique Foxworth will likely find himself on the chopping block, as will wide receiver Lee Evans. Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams and Smith are expected to be the top three Ravens corners in 2012.

31 responses to “Ravens cut Chris Carr

  1. Carr was our best corner in ’09,but the surprising play of Williams and solid play of Smith as a rookie made a high-priced role-player like Carr expendable. He wasn’t a bad pickup,unlike Foxworthless who got paid to be Demo Smith’s pal during the lockout and be a persistent observer from the sideline on gameday. A rare Ozzie N miss.

  2. Maybe the best secondary in the NFL next year; Webb is a stud, Jimmy Smith is ready to become a beast at 6’2″ 220, and Cary Williams came out of nowhere this year to prove he can start. Add in how well Pollard played and even with his slowly diminishing skills Ed Reed is a heck of a safety especially with great corners shutting down the outside.

  3. No surprise here, money talks and the three of them were making way too much for their roles last year. The Ravens’ website is already reporting Foxworth’s and Evans’ releases as well.
    I wish all 3 the best going forward (I would even like to see Evans back at a highly reduced rate compared to the 3+ mil in base salary he made last year). Carr and Evans will land somewhere though, established vets who can play, Carr would be a great nickel back for someone in need IF he is over the back and hammy injuries that plagued him last year. Foxworth I fear may be done though. 2 years after shredding his ACL and he still doesnt wanna talk about it? Not a good sign. I feel a little bad for the guy since he was IMO on the upswing of his career after his first year in Baltimore and after helping sort out the whole CBA mess. His wife will still be bringin’ home the dough as a lawyer, but I hope he saved his money.

  4. thebigtexas says:Mar 1, 2012 5:13 PM

    Ummmmmm, I’m pretty sure Lardarius Webb will be expected to be one of the starting corners for the Ravens this upcoming year.

    He didn’t say Ladarius Webb was going to be cut, he said that Carr would not be the only Ravens cornerback cut (Dominique Foxworth). After stating that WR Lee Evans would be cut, he mentioned that Webb, Smith and Williams would the top three corners for the Ravens. He wrote it kind of funny, but he did not say that Webb would be cut.

  5. Chris Carr is going to make some team very glad they signed him. He got hurt this year and was never the same and got passed by other corners on the depth chart while he was hurt.

  6. And if I’m ravenator commenting on each and every post dealing with the Steelers, I say…..

    “….and the wheels are falling off!!”


  7. @st1llerz1

    Ya the wheels are falling off for the Ravens, that’s a good one. The same wheels that ran over your team not once but twice.

    If anything, releasing Carr, Evans, and Foxworth only improves their salary cap. You know all about that cap situation, right? Your team can’t even manage their own books, over leveraging themselves. Your beloved Steelers will be facing “cap hell” for the next 5 years.


  8. Hmm. He will probably draw more money than the Lions can afford to pay, unfortunately. Hopefully we can win more shootouts than we lose next year.

  9. ravenator

    Dude, the only thing more annoying than st1llerz1 is Ravens fans bragging about their 2 wins against the Steelers with Roethlisberger playing in the last 4 years.

    Yeah, the Ravens won twice, and they needed a pushoff special to win the second game.

    You act like it was the superbowl or something. But then again, there’s only one team that gives gatorade showers after winning one game.

    It’s too bad those two wins didn’t come with Lombardis

  10. @ravenator…

    Please remind me…when was the last time the crows were in the Super Bowl? And don’t hold your breath for the next time either.

    The Steelers manage the cap better than most any team in the NFL. The changing of the guard is occuring in the off season, but in reality most of the guys that will be exiting didn’t contribute a whole lot last year.

    We’ll be just fine. Now please go back to concentrating on paying the unibrow like an elite quarterback and getting ready for rice to pitch a fit when he gets franchised. A hold out would be beautiful!

    How’s that offensive line looking for you? Get ready to plug someone else’s fat reject in for another year as one of your guards exits stage left. Yeah, that’ll work.

    The clock is ticking on ray and ed. The Steelers are getting younger and faster. They don’t rebuild, simply reload.

    In the meantime all the crows are in reality is glorified stains.


  11. Ravens fans actually believe they are on the Steelers level. You guys are the weird little step brother who never leaves home. Sorry, I know the truth hurts. By the way, its not a rivelry when one team owns the other and I’m not a Steelers fan and couldn’t care less about them. Just stating the obvious.

  12. st1llerz1 says: Mar 1, 2012 6:52 PM
    The Steelers are getting younger and faster.
    They don’t rebuild, simply reload.
    Founded in 1933. First SB win in ’74. They won 4, the last in ’79 before winning again in ’05 and ’08.

    ’33-’74 = 41 years
    ’79-’05 = 26 years

    That’s a hell of a reload time.

  13. @nationalmedia….. – you obviously are neither a Steelers nor a Ravens fan if you wrote garbage such as “it’s not a rivalry when one team owns the other.”

    Because the truth of the matter is that the series is incredibly even.

    Since 2003, in 9 years of games there have been 20 games played between the Steelers and the Ravens. I picked 2003 just to get the 20 game milestone figuring that would be a fair representation of the matchup.

    In those 20 games, the Steelers have won 10 and the Ravens have won 10. The Ravens have swept the Steelers twice and the Steelers have swept the Ravens twice.

    I would say that an even split across 20 games in the NFL constitutes an even series and a good rivalry.

    So nationalmediacansuckit – how about you suck it. We are on the Steelers level and have the better team at this point in the rivalry. It is obvious that you are either naive, stupid, or don’t know how to use the internet to look things up before you open your mouth and let garbage that is just plain wrong come streaming out. Sorry, I know the truth hurts. Just stating the obvious.

  14. @steelymcbeam – have you become the resident troll since 6lombardi left town?

    honestly deb – i know you are out there. how do you deal with this miscreants.

  15. AFC North offseason Power Rankings

    i tell it how it is

    and go raiders 2012

  16. Carr was a class guy. Sorry to see him go & wish him the best. That said, I absolutely LOVE our secondary with Webb, Smith, Williams, Reed & Pollard. Can’t wait to see what these guys can do together next year!!!

  17. Anticipating the Squealers “RELOADING” of Mike Wallace should be stellar…Especially after the Blackbirds snatch him…Just saying!
    GO RAVENS!!!

  18. Hey steelers fans keeps talking you all dont sound bitter and scared at all . Ravens and(how crazy is this : bengles ) are the better teams right now.

    Chris Carr thanks for being a classy guy and a solid player . Good luck and the team that’s gets you will be glad to have your veteran leadership


  19. All 3 were injury bugged and Foxforth was an overpaid benchwarmer. I find this a good move. Save the money to draft Reed and Ray Lewis’s predecessors and a new center all is good in Raven Nation in my book. Good job Ozzie

  20. Mar 1, 2012, 4:42 PM PST
    st1llerz1 says: Mar 1, 2012 6:52 PM
    The Steelers are getting younger and faster.
    They don’t rebuild, simply reload.
    Founded in 1933. First SB win in ’74. They won 4, the last in ’79 before winning again in ’05 and ’08.

    ’33-’74 = 41 years
    ’79-’05 = 26 years

    That’s a hell of a reload time.

    That’s good stuff right there!
    First off Flacco doesn’t want top five money that’s his agent pumping up his value so they get the best possible contract there is. Secondly the Ravens didn’t sign Evans they traded a low draft for him and yes he didn’t work out ah well…the Steelers have a ton of money wrapped up in aging players that they have to keep paying and can’t cut cause it will cost them. Face it they didn’t manage their money well and it’s hurting them right now. The only aging players on the Ravens D is Reed and Lewis and Reed at this point is still better the most Safeties and will benefit from the great DBs we have and Lewis is still a great player with McClain and Ellerbe there as well. Also I have to agree with who ever said Ravens fans have to stop bragging about the sweep this year, but I also have to agree with whoever said at this point the Ravens are simply a better team then the Steelers.

  21. i can see why they cut Evans and Foxworth, but Carr is another story, he can return kicks as well.

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