METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints have signed veteran free agent cornerback and return man Chris Carr to a one-year contract.

The 5-foot-10, 181-pound Carr has played eight NFL seasons. Last year, he was a reserve defensive back and special teams regular with San Diego.

The former Boise State player entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with Oakland in 2005 and also has played for Baltimore and Tennessee.

He's played in 114 career games, starting 27.

He has returned 148 punts for 1,073 yards and brought back 256 kickoffs for 6,276 yards, a 24.5-yard average. His 201 kickoff returns for 4,841 yards with Oakland remains a Raiders career mark.

In 2008, he averaged 28.1 yards on 35 kickoff returns with Tennessee.

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