Ravens CB Brandon Carr (knee) and OLB Za'Darius Smith (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Browns. Each entered the day questionable. Baltimore also gets top CB Jimmy Smith back after a season-opening 4-game suspension. This remains an upside team D even on the road today.
CB Brandon Carr signed a 5-year deal Wednesday with the Cowboys worth a reported $50.1 million. The extra $100,000 is noteworthy because it's the difference between his contract and Cortland Finnegan's free-agent pact with the Rams. According to Pro Football Focus, Carr saw the fewest targets last year of his 4 seasons as a Chief. He grabbed a career-high 4 INTs, though, adding a career-low 45 total tackles. Dallas' offense should force more opponent passing than the Chiefs did, and Carr has proved a willing tackler. He has the ability to produce decent fantasy-CB numbers in any given year and should be a more consistent performer than new teammate CB Mike Jenkins.
Despite matching questionable tags, both Chiefs starting CBs are active for tonight's matchup with the Patriots. Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr could each see plenty of action against New England's active passing game.
The Chiefs list both starting CBs, Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr, as questionable against the Patriots on Monday night. The fact that each practiced multiple days this week leaves us guessing that both will play, but there's been no real hint provided by team media observers. Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis looks like the best insurance policy for anyone looking to start 1 of the Brandons.