Saints cut Garrett Hartley this time, also Chris Carr

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The Saints had put kicker Garrett Hartley on notice before.

This time they did something about it.

According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have waived Hartley along with cornerback Chris Carr. No corresponding roster moves were announced.

Saints coach Sean Payton said Monday that they were “looking closely” at many positions, but Hartley and Carr were the first ones offered up.

Cutting a kicker’s a risky move this late in the season, when the available options have been picked over many times. But after rebounding once, Hartley lost his touch again, and that was something they felt they couldn’t afford heading into Sunday’s de facto NFC South title game against the Panthers.