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Giants re-sign backup QB David Carr

3/20/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

Backup quarterback David Carr will be returning for his third straight season with the New York Giants after re-signing to a one-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday.
 
Although David Carr attempted only three passes during the past two-season with the team, he gives the New York Giants an experienced backup behind starting quarterback Eli Manning. The move extends David Carr’s second stint with the New York Giants, after played 2008 and 2009 behind Eli Manning as well.
 
The 32-year-old Eli Manning has started 135 consecutive regular-season games since Nov. 21, 2004.
 
David Carr drew some early interest in free agency from quarterback-needy teams. But David Carr either couldn’t strike a better deal or didn’t want to part ways with the New York Giants. Over the two combined stints with the New York Giants, David Carr threw just 37-for-61 passes for 426 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
 
The 12-year veteran David Carr has a 78-57 starting record in regular season, while leading the Giants to two Super Bowl titles. But David Carr hasn’t started a game since his departure from Charlotte in 2007.
 
As a first overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Houston Texans, David Carr predominantly remained the starter over the next five seasons, while completing 60 percent of his total passes for 13,391 yards, 59 touchdowns and 65 interceptions during that span. He was released following the 2006 season after struggling under center with the Houston Texans.
 
After yet another inconsistent season with the Miami Dolphins, he landed with the New York Giants. In between his first and second stint with the New York Giants, David Carr also spent a season with the San Francisco 49ers (in 2010).
 
The New York Giants already have quarterbacks Eli Manning, and Curtis Painter (who was signed on a future/reserves contract in January) on the roster. Although David Carr could have competition at for the New York Giants’ No.2 quarterback spot, he’s likely to land behind Eli Manning on the depth chart.
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