Carroll waived by Jaguars

Packers former No. 1 pick arrested on weapons, drugs charges

Ahmad Carroll's National Football League career may have come to a grinding halt. The Jacksonville Jaguars today showed the Packers' ex-cornerback the door by placing him waivers following his arrest in Atlanta this past weekend on guns and drugs charges.

Carroll, selected by the Packers in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft (25th overall) was arrested early Saturday morning by Atlanta police for carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a pistol without a license, possession of ecstasy and possession of a firearm during the commitment of a felony.

Carroll allegedly was pointed out after a disturbance in an Atlanta night club. He allowed authorities to search his car where they found the weapon, and 11 pink tablets. Carroll was released on $7,000 bond a few hours later.

Carroll was the third Jaguars player this off-season to be arrested and fifth since last September. In March, wide receiver Charles Sharon was found with marijuana and a stolen gun in his vehicle in Tampa, Fla. Sharon was charged with grand theft of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm, both felonies.

Safety Gerald Sensabaugh was pulled over by authorities a few weeks later in Kingsport, Tenn., and charged with speeding and carrying a firearm without a permit.

Offensive tackle Khalif Barnes was arrested in November on a drunken-driving charge after he passed a police car at 101 mph. Cornerback Brian Williams was arrested on drunken-driving charges in September.

Carroll signed with the Jags last October, a week after he was waived by Green Bay. Carroll never lived up to expectations he had placed on him when selected by then-general manager and head coach Mike Sherman.

Carroll was on Jacksonville's roster for 11 games last year. He was active for two of them and played in one.

Carroll played in four games with the Packers in 2006, mainly in passing defenses. He finished with six tackles, no interceptions and four passes defensed. He often struggled to cover receivers and was penalized for pass interference or holding on many occasions in his two-plus seasons in Green Bay.


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