Austin Carr

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #80
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #80

Austin Carr News

Waived from practice squad

The Saints waived Carr from the team's practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: After appearing in six matchups with the Saints in the 2020 season, Carr was let go from the practice squad and won't have the chance to suit up in Sunday's divisional-round matchup against Tampa Bay. The receiver caught three of his four targets for 27 yards and one touchdown during his time with the team.

Jan 16, 2021 3:09 PM EST


Back to practice squad

The Saints signed Carr to the practice squad Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Carr spent time on the Saints' practice squad earlier this season while also appearing in six games with the team. He'll reprise an emergency depth role with New Orleans as Sunday's divisional-round matchup against the Buccaneers approaches.

Jan 13, 2021 3:35 PM EST



Sent to waivers

The Saints waived Carr on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Carr was a healthy scratch for the Saints' wild-card win over the Bears on Sunday. The 27-year-old wide receiver has played in 27 NFL games over four years with the Saints, translating into 13 receptions (18 targets) for 135 yards and three touchdowns. If Carr clears waivers, he'll likely re-sign with the Saints' practice squad.

Jan 11, 2021 2:53 PM EST


Not suiting up Sunday

Carr (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's wild-card game against the Bears.

Analysis: Carr will watch the first round of playoffs in street clothes after suiting up for each of the Saints' final two regular-season games. His demotion comes as a result of both Michael Thomas (ankle) and Deonte Harris (neck) returning from injured reserve this week.

Jan 10, 2021 12:25 PM EST


Scores only touchdown of season

Carr caught his only target for an 11-yard touchdown in the Saints' 33-7 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: After spending most of the season on the practice squad, Carr was promoted to the active roster and scored his only touchdown of the year. He ends 2020 with just three receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown. If Carr returns to New Orleans in 2021, he should enjoy a similar role.

Jan 4, 2021 1:22 PM EST



Pulled up to active roster

Carr was elevated to the Saints' active roster Thursday, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Given his activation for New Orleans' Christmas Day matchup against the Vikings, Carr stands to contribute his fifth game appearance of 2020 during Week 16. The 26-year-old has hardly produced as a pass catcher in those outings, reeling in two passes for 16 yards on a total of 49 offensive snaps. Even still, Carr provides familiar depth to the wide receiving corps and special-teams unit.

Dec 24, 2020 3:09 PM EST


Moves back to practice squad

Carr reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Carr fielded 15 offensive snaps during the Saints' Week 12 road trip to the Mile High City, but he was unable to come down with a reception as he had in his preceding two appearances Weeks 7 and 8. He's been up and down from the practice squad throughout the 2020 campaign, thus far producing two catches for 16 yards over four appearances.

Nov 30, 2020 4:31 PM EST


Elevated to active roster

Carr was promoted to the Saints' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old will serve as a replacement player after the Saints placed a player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Carr played 34 offensive snaps across his first two appearances of the season and caught both targets for 16 yards.

Nov 28, 2020 3:45 PM EST


Returned to practice squad

Carr reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Carr was able to haul in his only target for a 10-yard gain during Sunday's overtime triumph against Chicago, but he's been placed back on the practice squad as New Orleans waits to see how the injury report unfolds pertaining to the wide receiver group. Michael Thomas (hamstring) still has not played since Week 1, while Marquez Callaway (ankle) and Emmanuel Sanders (reserve/COVID-19 list) are currently dealing with issues of their own at the position.

Nov 2, 2020 5:40 PM EST


One catch in Week 8 victory

Carr caught his lone target for 10 yards in the Saints' 26-23 OT win over the Bears on Sunday.

Analysis: Carr made his way back to the active roster with so many injuries in the receiving corps, though an expanded opportunity led to just one target Sunday. In two games played, Carr has hauled in both of his targets for 16 yards, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in even the deepest leagues.

Nov 2, 2020 8:15 AM EST


Shifts to active roster

The Saints elevated Carr to the active roster Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: The Saints' wide receiver corps has been torched by injury, as Michael Thomas (hamstring), Marquez Callaway (ankle) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19) have all been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Bears. Carr and Juwan Johnson were both elevated Saturday while Tommylee Lewis signed with the active roster, and all three figure to have a role behind Tre'Quan Smith and Deonte Harris. Carr suited up last week and caught his lone target for six yards against the Panthers.

Oct 31, 2020 3:38 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Carr reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Carr was elevated from the practice squad for Sunday's win over the Panthers and made his first catch of the season, but he won't be sticking on the active roster. The 26-year-old could be promoted again if the availability of Michael Thomas (hamstring), Marquez Callaway (leg) and Emmanuel Sanders (illness) remains in question.

Oct 26, 2020 4:23 PM EST


First catch of season

Carr caught his only target for six yards in the Saints' 27-24 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: After being promoted to the active roster Saturday, Carr saw his first action of the season Sunday, though he failed to make much of an impact. As long as Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders are out, Carr should continue to see the field, and he may see his role expand if Marquez Callaway (leg) is limited for Week 8.

Oct 26, 2020 4:37 AM EST


Officially called up

The Saints elevated Carr to the active roster Saturday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.

Analysis: This move was expected because Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) has already been ruled out and Emmanuel Sanders (illness) is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both Carr and Juwan Johnson were called up to the active roster and will serve as depth behind Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway.

Oct 25, 2020 7:20 AM EST


Call-up expected

Carr's expected to be called up from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Carr's projected to join a depleted receiving corps that includes Tre'Quan Smith, Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway. He'll hope to be more involved than he was in the Week 6 win over the Chargers, when Carr was called up but contributed only on special teams.

Oct 23, 2020 1:27 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Carr reverted to the Saints' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was promoted as an extra player for Monday's win over the Chargers, and he returns to the practice squad after the contest. Carr played a pair of snaps on special teams during the victory.

Oct 13, 2020 3:28 PM EST


Elevated from practice squad

Carr was promoted to the Saints' active roster from the practice squad Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old was waived at roster cutdowns but will join the active roster as an extra player for Monday's matchup with the Chargers. Carr will provide depth at wide receiver with Michael Thomas (coach's decision) and Deonte Harris (hamstring) unavailable.

Oct 12, 2020 2:22 PM EST


Waived Saturday

Carr was waived by the Saints on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Carr has made appearances with the Saints each of the last three seasons, but he's been nothing more than rotational depth at wide receiver each time. It's possible Carr could return to the team's practice squad should he pass through waivers.

Sep 5, 2020 2:35 PM EST


Competing for roster spot

Carr (ankle) will be competing for a roster spot as a depth wideout in training camp, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old caught one pass for nine yards in six games last season, and he went down with an ankle injury in November and subsequently required surgery. Carr has appeared in 21 games with New Orleans over the past three seasons, and he'll be in competition with Krishawn Logan, Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Emmanuel Butler, among others, to round out the team's receiving corps in 2020.

Jun 30, 2020 2:52 PM EST


Re-signs with New Orleans

Carr (ankle) signed a contract with the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Carr will return for a fourth straight campaign with New Orleans in 2020. He's recovering from an ankle injury sustained late November, the severity of which caused his 2019 season to come to a premature end. In his tenure with the Saints, the 26-year-old has compiled 10 catches for 106 and two scores. All but one of those catches, which went for nine yards, came in 2018.

May 7, 2020 3:03 PM EST


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