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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Rookie wide receiver Austin Carr endured the unknown after being waived Saturday by the New England Patriots. The good news, however, is Carr didn't have to wait long to find another home, as the New Orleans Saints swooped in Sunday ...

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Rookie wide receiver Austin Carr endured the unknown after being waived Saturday by the New England Patriots.

The good news, however, is Carr didn't have to wait long to find another home, as the New Orleans Saints swooped in Sunday and claimed him off waivers.

"I guess you never know what to expect," Carr said. "The hope was to stay with the first team I was with, but once I got the call from Coach (Sean Payton), I was super excited, glad to be claimed.

"And to be able to contribute, I want to contribute to this team winning games, to have a better season each year and I know that's the goal here."



The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Carr entered the league in May as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots out of Northwestern, where he finished his college career with 1,649 yards and 14 touchdowns on 113 catches.

"We felt he was pretty advanced in his route running for a young player," Payton said. "I thought he has real good balance, (and) strong hands in traffic. We knew the player coming out of Northwestern."

Carr turned heads during the preseason after leading the Patriots in receiving with 153 yards and two touchdowns on 14 catches.


The Patriots, though, cut ties with Carr during the roster trimmings to reach the initial 53-man roster and the Saints didn't take long to make a decision.

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I think Carr will excel in N.O. Coach Curtis will polish him up. The hands are solid. Hopefully he can contribute early and often.
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Very excited to have this kid. Not blazing speed, but he will be a pretty good slot WR. Just gets open & has great hands.
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Very excited to have this kid. Not blazing speed, but he will be a pretty good slot WR. Just gets open & has great hands.
Always a home for one of those here in Who Datland.
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Hope he can burn his old team when we play them that would be justice
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Great hands. Great routs. Will contribute.
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This guy might have the same qualities of Snead which might make Snead expendable next year
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I bet the Pats wish they'd a kept him now.
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I don't think Payton will throw him into the fire. Tommy Lee and Kamara should get a ton of snaps at slot while Snead is out for three weeks. But it is still possible that this kid comes in and we can't keep him off the field if he earns it in practice. But to expect this kid to come in and eat up the Patriots is a little too lofty in my opinion.
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