Oakland Raiders to Work Out QB David Carr on Monday

Aug 18, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback David Carr (8) during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Indianapolis Colts defeat the New York Giants 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The Oakland Raiders seem to be looking to add another quarterback to their roster. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders will work out free agent quarterback David Carr on Monday, where he will also take a physical.

The Raiders have also been mentioned in rumors to be interested in Josh Freeman, the recently released quarterback of the Buccaneers.

Carr, the first overall pick back in 2002, has been a bust considering his high draft status. However, he has hung around the league as a formidable backup. He has spent time with the Giants, 49ers, Panthers, and Texans in his 12-year career. Last season with the Giants, Carr appeared in two games and completed two of three pass attempts.

Oakland is looking for another quarterback after demoting Matt Flynn to the third string. Flynn struggled mightily last week against the Redskins, and apparently was so bad that he was demoted in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin. Thus, the Raiders are probably looking for a more experienced backup to Terrelle Pryor than McGloin.

Interestingly enough, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com believes the Raiders “aren’t nearly as high on Pryor as their fans.” We’ll see what happens if the Raiders bring in some competition.

 

 

Topics: David Carr, Oakland Raiders

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