The Tennessee Titans may have taken a step toward solving their return issues by signing restricted free agent Chris Carr to an offer sheet on Friday.
The Oakland Raiders have seven days to match the deal for the defensive back in order to keep him.
Because Carr entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent, the Raiders are not allowed any compensation of draft picks in return if they choose not to match the offer sheet. Carr was tendered at the low offer of $927,000 by the Raiders and the Titans deal is believed to be worth just under $2 million.
The Titans most likely would use Carr as a backup safety on defense, but he can also play cornerback.
His true value is as a return man where he has averaged 24.1 yards per return on kickoffs in his three-year career. The Titans have been trying to upgrade the kickoff and punt return positions since losing Adam “Pacman” Jones to a suspension last year. Jones is now expected to be traded soon.
Elsewhere, defensive end Kalimba Edwards, whom the Titans had interest in signing, agreed to a deal with the Raiders, worth a reported $5 million over two years.