Carr, dealing with a concussion, rib and right shoulder injuries, was limited during practices on Wednesday and Thursday. The QB still needs to pass through concussion protocol to be cleared to play.
Carr exited a Week 13 loss to Detroit after taking a crushing blow. It marked the third time he's been taken out of a contest this season due to injury -- second time placed in concussion protocol. Yet, Carr has not missed a start in 2023.
If Carr doesn't clear protocol, Jameis Winston could make his first start of the season.
The Saints are also dealing with an injury to quarterback/tight end/Mr. Do-it-all Taysom Hill, who is dealing with foot and left hand injuries. Hill is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt after missing practice all week. Head coach Dennis Allen noted Friday that the foot injury is more problematic for Hill's availability than the hand issue.
Elsewhere on the club's injury report, running back Kendre Miller (ankle) and defensive end Isaiah Foskey (quad) were ruled out. Receiver Chris Olave (illness), DE Cam Jordan (ankle), WR Rashid Shaheed (thigh), tight end Juwan Johnson (quad), LB Pete Werner (shoulder/oblique), G Nick Saldiveri (shoulder) and kicker Blake Grupe (groin) are all listed as questionable.
Riding a three-game losing streak, New Orleans (5-7) will require perseverance in order to stay afloat in the NFC South.