No one has to tell veteran kicker John Carney that these could be his last days wearing a New Orleans Saints uniform.
Kicker Garrett Hartley is expected to be reinstated to the Saints' 53-man roster after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. That reinstatement is expected to come after Sunday's game against the Jets at the Superdome.
Carney, 45, signed as a free agent with the Saints on Aug. 16, his second stint with the team. He made his last five field-goal attempts after his first attempt was blocked by Detroit in the opener.
"I've been in a situation of insecurity before with the New York Giants, " Carney said Thursday. "I just cherish each opportunity and game and take it one week at a time."
Carney said he is uncertain what the future will bring for him in New Orleans.