Carr Finally Plugged In

Carr sees time as the Ravens’ first nickel coming off the bench.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Categories: 2009 Training Camp, Mike Duffy

Ravens cornerback Chris Carr was the first nickelback to come off the bench for the Ravens today with Samari Rolle still lingering on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Carr notched one interception of quarterback Troy Smith – when the receiver seemed to slip midway through his route – in one-on-one drills and was solid throughout practice.

This week has been the most extensive work Carr has had since signing as a free agent in March.

Carr was basically sidelined with a red non-contact jersey for all offseason minicamps after having shoulder surgery. He’s happy to be back on the field.

“Feels good to be out here and get our legs back a little bit,” Carr said. “It’s been a long time, but the season always comes fast. I feel pretty good. This is the best I’ve felt in years, actually, so I’ve been pretty anxious to get back out on the field.”

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound former Tennessee Titan and Oakland Raider will be challenged by Rolle for the top nickel spot. Carr will also be in the running for the Ravens’ return specialist job. Last year, he set a career high with a 34.7-yard average on kickoff returns for the Titans.

Meanwhile, Rolle could only watch in street clothes on Friday. He also had an electrode stimulator attached to his neck.

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