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No one will ever confuse the Steelers with the Redskins when it comes to free agency (or commercials), but the Black and Gold will be bringing in a second unrestricted free agent for a visit this week.

On Wednesday, Titans corner/return specialist Chris Carr will take in all things Pittsburgh as he visits with the team. Carr, a backup with the Titans last year, was third in the AFC in kick returns (28.1) and eighth in punt returns (10.1) last season. That's one area where the Steelers have perenially looked for help since the depature of Antwaan Randle-El in 2006.

Carr was signed as an undrafted free agent by Oakland in 2005 after playing collegiately on the Smurf Turf of Boise State. He signed with the Titans as a restricted free agent last year after the Raiders failed to match Tennessee's two-year, $2 million offer.

Perhaps the most unnerving bit of Chris Carr comes from Wikipedia, where an old wound gets instantly reopened:

His first touchdown came while playing as a cornerback, when he intercepted a pass by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown on October 29, 2006 at McAfee Coliseum. It was the second longest interception for a touchdown in Raiders history and helped seal an upset win over the defending Super Bowl champions.

That's right - Carr was one of the key components in what I would call one of the biggest regular-season upsets in NFL history: the would-be 2-14 Raiders beat the defending Super Bowl Champions, scoring 20 points without an offensive touchdown. I think Ben Roethlisberger's still having nightmares about that game.

So why would the Steelers be interested? Well, Carr would not only help on special teams, but he would provide some secondary depth that's needed due to the recent defection of one Bryant McFadden. Considering the Steelers ended up not doing a deal with Duquesne's Leigh Bodden (another veteran who just signed with New England), it appears that this is a position the Steelers are targeting in the offseason.

Titans cornerback to visit Steelers tomorrow [PG]

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