Dolphins, Possibly Raiders Chasing D. Carr

The Miami Dolphins reportedly are among the teams interested in trading for David Carr, the former top overall selection in the NFL draft by the Houston Texans.

Texans General Manager Rick Smith said at Thursday's introductory news conference for Matt Schaub, the club's new starting quarterback obtained in a trade Wednesday with the Atlanta Falcons, that the team hoped to trade Carr within days.

The Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins have opened trade talks with the Texans. The Dolphins apparently are looking for a quarterback to vie with Daunte Culpepper and Cleo Lemon for the starting job. The Palm Beach Post reported this week that the Dolphins were close to sending a seventh-round draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs for Trent Green but first needed the veteran quarterback to agree to reduce his $7.2 million salary for next season to something near the veteran's minimum.

The Oakland Raiders also are viewed as a potential suitor for Carr. The Raiders have only two quarterbacks, Andrew Walter and the just-signed Josh Booty, on their roster. They have the top overall choice in the draft and could use it on LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, and they apparently have talked to the Green Bay Packers about a trade that would send wide receiver Randy Moss to Green Bay for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

By Mark Maske |  March 23, 2007; 9:39 AM ET  | Category:  Dolphins , Raiders , Texans
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Just as long as Gibbs doesn't say, "humm, Maybe Carr could be our QB of the future" and then trade all of our picks in the 2008 draft to get him!

Posted by: plabrss | March 23, 2007 12:15 PM

I don't think that Carr has the swagger needed to be a Raider. He'll look better in teal and orange.

He's got the talent to be a big time quarterback but after five years of abuse you have to wonder if he still has the desire. He may pull a Plummer and go home with the * million the Texans paid him a few weeks ago.

Posted by: TC | March 23, 2007 1:02 PM

Surprised that Minnesota isn't interested. I didn't think Tavaris Jackson showed a thing last season.

Posted by: Joe The Fan | March 23, 2007 1:47 PM

I think that Carr would be a great addition to the Ravens. Give him a year or two behind McNair to lick his wounds. (He's been sacked 250 times in 5 years. Marino had 270 in SEVENTEEN YEARS...Carr's just been beat DOWN!) Then when McNair hangs 'em up, Carr is in place to take the reigns and lead the team.

Posted by: Rt. 295 | March 23, 2007 1:51 PM

Isn't Carr from Fresno or San Jose State? He can do the Raider thing. I think the concensus is the kid can actually play. He has run for his life for 5 years now.

Posted by: RobGreg | March 23, 2007 2:42 PM

If David Carr goes to the Raiders, he will have to be put on suicide watch. The Raiders gave up almost 30 more sacks last year than the Texans did, with a much better group of receivers. If David Carr goes to Oakland, it will be end his career.

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | March 23, 2007 3:09 PM

Completely agree with Rt. 295's comments. The Ravens would be a good fit for Carr--and maybe the Ravens could get a draft choice for Boller. McNair has maybe one good year left in him.

Posted by: TimO | March 23, 2007 3:17 PM

Who cares about Carr? We already have our "quarterback of the future (and present)" in place with Campbell. How about Trent Green for a back-up though at only the price of a 7th pick and minimum vets salary. That sounds like a steal to me for a proven accurate and professional (albeit coming off injuries) QB. He would be terrific insurance, which you can say for Brunnell.

Posted by: pd2710 | March 23, 2007 3:55 PM

PD, I believe plabrss was being sarcastic after many of the bonehead decisions made by the front office the past couple years. Unfortunately, I don't see Trent Green coming here. I think he's looking to go somewhere where he has a good chance at starting(Miami). I'm comfortable with Brunell as a backup. I think he will fill the role of backup qb very nicely. He'll be able to continue working with Campbell and be someone that can step in for a game or two if need be.

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | March 23, 2007 5:44 PM

Brunnell actually plays very well in the backup role. The week to week strain of being a starter wears out his arm. As a backup his arm will most likely be pretty sharp/strong.

Trent Green is still seeing stars from that neck breaker hit he took. That was the kind of hit that ruins a veteran QB.

Posted by: Killmer | March 23, 2007 5:58 PM

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