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Derek Carr Talks With Texans; Says Bad Teams Not David’s Fault

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Quarterbacks (from left) Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr look on as they sit out workouts during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks (from left) Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr look on as they sit out workouts during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Indianapolis (CBS HOUSTON):  Just outside of the big three names at quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft sits a familiar name to Houston Texans fans, Carr.  Derek Carr, the younger brother of the first pick of the Houston Texans inaugural season, David Carr, is most commonly placed as the fourth best quarterback in this year’s draft.  Sitting behind Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, Carr has done enough to garner attention from the Texans.

The Fresno State quarterback confirmed on Texans Radio with Mark Vandermeer on SportsRadio 610 that he met with the team he grew up around while at the NFL combine this week.

“There has been conversations with Houston. It went great,” Carr said.  “Everything has gone good.  The good thing about this week so far for myself is that there’s a lot of, not attention, but a lot of good evaluations, good reports coming back.  And people saying a lot of things that would probably shock some people.”

Derek is familiar with the Houston Texans.  He was a preteen when his brother was drafted and spent a lot of time around the team growing up.  But it wasn’t easy for Derek to watch his big brother go through a career with the Texans that saw him finish with a 22-53 record as a starting QB.

“It was hard.  To say the least,” Carr said to Vandermeer. “He never opened his mouth and pointed one finger.  He just let people blame him.”

Derek did some research on his brother’s career and he thinks that David has a bad rap for being the cause of the Texans poor record.

“I went back and I watched those games.  He doesn’t even know that I did that.  And I went back and I watched them and I can assure you it wasn’t his fault.”

Derek Carr has been projected to go somewhere in the first or second round by most analysts.  CBSSports.com Mock Draft expert Rob Rang has Carr going 8th to the Minnesota Vikings.  None of the other experts have Carr going in the first round.

Would their be a Houston/Carr reunion? We don’t know, but Derek loved his time in Houston.

“I want to say, right now, from the bottom of my family and I’s heart: the city of Houston was great to us,” Carr said. “They loved our family.  Everywhere we go, when we see people from Houston, whenever we are in Houston, the city of Houston was so great to us and I just want to say ‘thank you for that.’”

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