Gerald Sensabaugh missed the game with calf issues, and Barry Church, who was playing in the defensive backfield on Sunday, left in the game with an Achilles injury that will end his season. Orlando Scandrick, Morris Claiborne and Mike Jenkins have held down the corner positions well, leaving Carr with the opportunity to slide to safety.
And Carr could see more time at safety if other options don't arise, according to ESPN.
"I think he (Carr) did a great job," defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. "He did what he's supposed to do and he's such a talented guy you can put him anywhere."
The 6'0, 210 pound cornerback told ESPN he hadn't played at safety since his high school days at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Mich. He didn't finish with a tackle on Sunday, and Carr was running with the scout teams in practice leading into the game to adjust to the change in mindset that comes with the position swap.