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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saints reportedly bring back John Carney

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Nakia Hogan reports that the New Orleans Saints have signed kicker John Carney, but we don’t know yet what that means for the future of Garrett Hartley.

Carney spent some time with the Saints as Hartley served a four-game suspension to start the past season. The Saints kept both kickers for a while, before electing to go with Hartley late in the year as Carney served as a kicking consultant.

The Saints planned to go exclusively with Hartley this season, but he has struggled with accuracy and missed a 29-yard field-goal attempt in overtime in Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints worked out Carney and veteran Kris Brown, before apparently settling on Carney.

The Saints have not announced the signing yet and we don’t know if they’re going to release Hartley. They could carry two kickers again and use Carney to give Hartley some time to work out his accuracy problems.