Two days after he was cut, John Carney is back with the Saints in a new role, as kicking consultant.

The 45 year old Carney will serve as mentor to Saints kicker Garrett Hartley. Head coach Sean Payton announced the move after practice Thursday.

By accepting the job, Carney cannot kick for the Saints are any other team the remainder of this season.

Carney is the Saints second leading scorer all time. Only Morten Andersen scored more points as a Saint.