The final NFL preseason game is a team's final opportunity to have a "dress rehearsal"
before the regular season begins. As a result, it is not uncommon for teams to give the starters a few snaps just to make sure they are ready to go for the start of the season. However,
it does not appear that the New Orleans Saints will do so with new quarterback Derek Carr.
Dennis Allen, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, announced during a recent press conference that Derek Carr will not play in the team's
final preseason game against the Houston Texans on Sunday night.
"Dennis Allen stated on Twitter that Derek Carr will not play this week," New Orleans Saints beat writer Nick Underhill said
.Given that Carr is new to the team and is likely still developing chemistry with the offense, the Saints' decision is somewhat surprising.
Given that Carr is new to the team and is likely still developing chemistry with the offense, the Saints' decision is somewhat surprising.