Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback, Chris Carr, was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, according to Jason La Canfora of The NFL Network.
Antoine Winfield and Chris Cook are currently listed as the two starting corners for the Vikings, according to an article by Pro Football Talk’s, Josh Alpher. However, Minnesota signed Carr and fellow free agent, Zack Bowman, to compete for the nickel-back slot and possibly a starting job.
Carr, 28, played the last three seasons for the Ravens, starting in 21 games and picking off four passes. His best season came in his contract year of 2010, when he emerged as the team’s most consistent corner that season, leading to a four-year contract before the start of the 2011 season.
Last season, Carr played in just nine games for the Ravens because of a back injury. With the emergence of the team’s young corners like Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams, Jimmy Smith and Danny Gorrer, all four leaped ahead of Carr on the team’s depth chart, making him more expendable to save salary-cap space.