NFL: Chris Carr Announces He's "San Diego Bound"

Alex RamirezCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 24: Field judge Greg Gautreaux calls pass interference on Chris Carr #25 of the Baltimore Ravens as Carr goes up for pass with Josh Cribbs #16 of the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The San Diego Chargers started the season with only four cornerbacks on the roster: Quentin Jammer Antoine Cason, Marcus Gilchrist and Shareece Wright. At one point, every cornerback besides Wright was dealing with an injury. San Diego was confident with their four corners, especially because of the offseason and pre-season Shareece Wright had. Unfortunately, Wright went down with an ankle injury and is expected to miss a couple more weeks.

This left the Chargers with three cornerbacks, having to put Eric Weddle guarding the slot multiple times. Greg Gatson, undrafted rookie, was one player that San Diego continued to sign from the practice squad for games and then release him after. They did this to be prepared if another cornerback got injured. Gatson isn't the answer for their fourth corner position with Wright out.

After signing Nick Novak to the roster this past week, there was no room for Greg Gatson. San Diego played the entire game against Kansas City on Sunday with three cornerbacks. It was a risk, but didn't seem to be a factor in their win.

Chris Carr, who worked out with the Chargers last week, posted this on Twitter.


San Diego bound !

— chris carr (@triplcarr) October 1, 2012


He visited New York as well, but this tweet makes it seem as if he'll sign with the Chargers. Carr is a seven-year veteran who has played cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens.

Chris Carr will become the fourth healthy cornerback for the San Diego Chargers. If he does indeed sign, a move will be made to make room for Carr. It will be a tough decision for San Diego, but at this stage, another cornerback is highly needed.