The Saints activated the 46-year-old Carney for Sunday's home game against the Carolina Panthers.|||||||
Carney signed with the Saints on Tuesday, two days after Garrett Hartley missed a 29-yard overtime field goal in a loss to Atlanta. Hartley remains on the roster but was scratched against Carolina.
The New Orleans Saints have cut kicker Carney, a 21-year NFL veteran who signed with the Saints in August for his second stint with team.|||||||
Tuesday's move came after Carney, who played in 11 games, had been inactive for the last two while Garrett Hartley took over as placekicker.
The New Orleans Saints say they've signed Carney.|||||||
Carney was selected for the Pro Bowl last season after he converted 35 of 38 field goal attempts and all 38 extra-point kicks for the New York Giants. Carney is rejoining the Saints after spending six years in New Orleans from 2001 through 2006. The 45-year-old is the second-leading scorer in franchise history with 661 points.
Carney, the NFL's leading scorer this season, was inactive for the Giants game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.|||||||
Carney, the oldest player in the league at 44, has hit all 27 of his extra points and 21 of 22 field goal attempts for 90 points. He was signed days before the start of the season because of a knee injury to Lawrence Tynes. The Giants did not say why Carney was inactive. He practiced all week. Tynes returned last week and handled the kickoffs.
Carney is the kicker for the Giants Sunday against the 49ers.|||||||
Carney, who is 12-for-12 on field goals, was the kicker over Lawrence Tynes, who is recovering from a knee injury but declared himself healthy last week. Tynes told reporters he would be the kicker, but was contradicted on Thursday by coach Tom Coughlin, who said he hadn't made up his mind.