John Carney will return to the Saints


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Veteran kicker John Carney is returning to the New Orleans Saints.

Carney's agent, Jack Mills, confirmed in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that his client would be signing a contract with his former team. Terms of the deal were not released.

Carney, who is 46, worked out for the Saints Tuesday after starting kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal in overtime Sunday that would have given the Saints a 27-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons. For the season, Hartley is 4-for-7 on field goal attempts.

The Saints have not announced who would be waived to create a roster spot for Carney.

In 2009, the Saints carried both kickers for most of the season after Hartley returned from a four-game suspension.

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