Forget the fuss about cornerback Mike Jenkins' holdout and first round pick Morris Claiborne, considering that neither are currently healthy and on the field.
Free agent signee Brandon Carr is out there for OTA workouts and he is the one turning heads. Carr, who signed a five-year/$50.1 million contract, has defensive coordinator Rob Ryan gushing with praise cause he's better than expected.
"He’s actually better," Ryan said of Carr. "He’s outstanding. I knew he was great, but the guy is special."
"Just because he shuts down everybody," Ryan said. "He can cover anybody. He’s got long arms, great length and he’s a great person who works his tail off. He takes coaching, and I’m really impressed with him."
Ryan said he likes all of his cornerbacks but he said if they need to shut somebody down, he will go with Carr. He will be the one who takes on the top receiver on the opposing team.
"I would think so," Ryan said. "But obviously we’ve got several corners that can play. so we’ll see how it goes, but if we need to shut somebody down, or put him on a bigger guy, I’m sure brandon will be up to the challenge."