Colts Sign Veteran Combine Cornerback Deveron Carr


While this past Sunday’s NFL Veteran Combine brought it’s fair share of sadness, a few participants were able to parlay their performance into an NFL contract like recently signed Indianapolis Colts cornerback Deveron Carr.

The former undrafted free agent out of Arizona State spent the 2013 regular season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, appearing in 9 games on special teams. At a listed 5’11”, 190 pounds, Carr was a collegiate standout with the Sun Devils, as he earned All-PAC-12 Honorable mention during his senior season. However, Carr was part of the Bucs final 53-man roster cuts last August and was out of the NFL this past season.

However, with the Colts, he figures to have at least the opportunity to compete for a back-up cornerback spot, as the team apparently saw something they liked out of Carr’s drills to ink him to an NFL contract. Carr joins Nathan Slaughter as the 2nd player to sign an NFL contract after participating in the NFL Veteran Combine, who recently signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Carr likely faces an uphill battle to actually make the Colts roster, but an opportunity is something that he didn’t have before participating in the NFL Veteran Combine, so it looks like the event has actually been a success for some participants, rather than the career death sentence for others.

Like with the Buccaneers, he’ll likely have to look to make his mark largely on special teams. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s part of the 53-man roster come early September. However, it makes for a good comeback story.

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