Austin Carr is heading back to New Orleans. The Saints announced that they’ve signed the wideout to a one-year deal.
The Northwestern product started his career as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots, hauling in 14 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns during the 2017 preseason. Despite his performance, he was still waived by New England, and he quickly caught on with the Saints.
Since joining New Orleans, Carr has appeared in 21 games (five starts), hauling in 10 receptions for 106 yards and two touchdowns. The 26-year-old has also appeared in a pair of playoff games for the Saints.
As Mike Triplett of ESPN.com writes, it’s been a hectic offseason for the Carr family. The receiver’s wife, Erica, tested positive for the coronavirus before giving birth to their first child last month. Carr and his child both tested negative, and the player revealed that his wife has fully recovered.