Chris Carr led the Ravens in punt returns last season, but Tom Zbikowski is listed first on the team's depth chart as of Wednesday.

So which one will return a majority of the punts in the season opener against the New York Jets Monday night?


"We're going to leave a mystery for the Jets on that one," Carr said coyly.

Both players have vast experience with returning punts. Carr averaged 8.2 yards on punt returns in 2009, while Zbikowski tied a Notre Dame record with three punt returns for touchdowns in his career.

Both players are listed as starters – Carr at cornerback and Zbikowski at free safety – but they insisted that they are willing to add more to their respective plates.

"I've got A.D.D. [Attention Deficit Disorder] so the more I can do, the more I can pay attention, so they might as well leave me out there," Zbikowski said after Wednesday's practice."

"If I had my choice, I'd play every position on every play," Carr said. "I'd do kick returns, punt returns and play every snap. But in the real world, that's not going to be the situation. My thing is, it's team first, whatever the team wants me to do."

Zbikowski, who was a honorable mention All American as a punt returner in his junior year, figured that the Ravens would come around to using him as a punt returner.

"It's always been my best position, not necessarily punt returner, just having the ball in my hands," he said. "I think that when people see me with the ball in my hands, they realize what kind of player I am."

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