Carr Wants Bigger Role With Titans

McQueen alum Chris Carr told the Nashville City Paper he wants to return to the Titans, but would like to have a bigger role on defense.

“I’m going to start talking to them now about it. I’m going to have my agent get in contact with them,” Carr said. “I’ll take less money to stay here, if I feel like they respect me and want me to play more defense, and give me more of a shot to play more next year, then I definitely want to come back, because I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here.”

Carr is poised to enter unrestricted free agency at the end of February.

He was signed to a deal worth around $1.8 million for one year and was asked primarily to serve as the Titans return man on both punts and kickoffs.

Carr averaged 10.1 yards per punt return on 32 punt returns and 28.1 yards per kickoff return on 35 returns, which helped the Titans lead the league in the latter category just one year after finishing near the bottom for the 2007 season.

In 2008, Carr arguably saw more time on defense than any other season in his career. He came off the bench at Jacksonville in a game where Nick Harper was sidelined with a foot injury and replacement Eric King broke his forearm against the Jaguars. Carr responded to the Jags’ challenge of him by breaking up three passes and picking off a David Garrard pass in the process.

Carr started two games in Harper’s spot this season.