NEW ORLEANS -- 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.
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.
Kris Brown was also scheduled to try out with the Saints on Tuesday, sources confirmed to Schefter on Monday. The Saints also had reached out to kicker Matt Stover.
The Saints plan to carry Carney and Hartley for now, just like last year, the league source told Schefter. 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.
Carney was the Saints starter through the first 11 games and made 13 of 17 field-goal attempts and 50 of 52 extra-point attempts, then Hartley took over for the final five games of the regular season and the playoffs.
Carney ranks third in NFL history with 2,044 points in a 22-year career with Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Kansas City, the New York Giants and the Saints.