Ravens outbid Steelers, sign Chris Carr

 

The Latest Steelers Buzz The Pittsburgh Steelers will miss out on one of the teams top targets in free agency as Titans cornerback/kick returner Chris Carr will sign with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Carr who visited the Steelers on Wednesday was offered a multi-year contract by the Steelers but the Steelers were outbid by the Ravens. Carr is expected to sign a two or three year deal worth $2.5 million per season. Sources tell me the Steelers offered $1.8 million per season but more years than the Ravens offered. Pittsburgh and Baltimore were Carr’s top two choices. Last season Carr was fourth in the NFL on kickoff returns (28.1 yard average) for the 13-4 Tennessee Titans.

Chris Carr to visit Steelers on Wednesday

 

Titans Kick return/Cornerback Chris Carr who has been on the Steelers radar well before free agency began, will visit the Steelers on Wednesday. Carr has been the Steelers top target this off-season as the team reached out to Carr on the first day of free agency. Carr averaged 28.1 yards per kick return for the Titans who had the league’s top kick return unit. Carr has visited the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings in the hopes of competing for a starting job at cornerback.

The Latest on Leftwich, Chris Carr & More

 

Eleven¬†days in free agency and there continues to be minimal interest in Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich. The Bears and Buccaneers were showing interest prior to free agency but the Bucs went in another direction and a source who spoke to Bears GM Jerry Angelo tells me the Bears have no interest in adding a veteran quarterback at this time. The agent for Bryon Leftwich has been trying to gauge some interest from the Washington Redskins. Leftwich, 29, has a strong desire to play in his home-town and believes he can beat out quarterback Jason Campbell. The problem for Leftwich is the Redskins are very reluctant to add a quarterback who could push Campbell out of the starting lineup. They remain committed to Campbell As for the Steelers, if they have the chance to choose between Leftwich and Batch, Leftwich will be their choice. Leftwich has indicated he would return toRead More »

Steelers hoping to lure Chris Carr to Pittsburgh; Other FA Rumors

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers top target has been Titans kick returner/CB Chris Carr for the past few weeks since Carr’s agent announced his client was going to test free agency. The team reached out to Carr as soon as free agency began and the team has scheduled a visit with Carr on Tuesday according to sources. Improving the kick return game has been the Steelers top priority in FA Carr averaged 28.1 yard per kick return in 08 and would be a great addition to the Steelers. The issue the Steelers are going to have is Carr wants to have the opportunity to be a starter on defense. He visited the Lions today and is also being pursued by the Minnesota Vikings. Titans also want him back. Nate Washington is currently visiting an AFC South team. Read more for updates on Bryant McFadden, Nate Washington and Byron Leftwich

NFL Free Agency; Live Updates appear at the bottom of the page

 

Live Updates 9:02 a.m. – Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth reached agreement Friday on a seven-year, $100 million with the Washington Redskins according to reports. 9:38 a.m. – Reports indicate the Ravens will lose Ray Lewis. Linebacker Bart Scott signed with the Jets. 10:23 a.m. – It’s believed Anthony Smith has received calls from atleast 6 teams. Cardinals and Falcons showing significant interest. 10: 25 a.m. – Steelers remain in discussions Chris Kemoeatu and have a offer on the table. Kemoeatu has a received a 4 year-offer from the New York Jets. Kemoeatu is still considering the Steelers but the Steelers offer is around $3.8 million per season. 10:29 a.m. – Steelers have made a two year deal to Trai Essex. 10:33 a.m. – Sources indicate Bryant McFadden has scheduled visits to Arizona and Detroit. Six teams are showing significant interest. The others are