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Roster analysis: Who will be the backup QBs?

Training camp is a little more than a month away. While it's still possible a roster move or two could be made before camp starts, the team the Giants will enter camp with is pretty much in place.

With that in mind, I'd like to start looking at some of the more interesting position battles that will take place once camp opens. Not sure yet if we will cover every position, but every few days between no and camp we will discuss a different spot where there should be a good battle.

Let's start with backup quarterback. We know, of course, that Eli Manning will start and -- provided he does not get hurt -- will take every meaningful snap. There are three guys battling for the two spots behind Manning, though, so let's take a look.

In the Red Corner. Anthony Wright, a 9-year veteran who played last season for Cincinnati and signed as a free agent. Wright has 19 career starts, 20 touchdowns, 25 interceptions and a completion percentage of 55.4.

In the Blue Corner. Jared Lorenzen, a third-year player from Kentucky. He appeared in two games last season, but the 'Hefty Lefty' has only run a couple of quarterback sneaks and has never thrown an NFL pass.

In the White Corner. Tim Hasselbeck, a six-year veteran who has not thrown a pass in a regular-season game since 2003. That was the only year he received meaningful playing time, starting 5 games for Washington.

MY VIEW: Wright will win the No. 2 job. The Giants didn't bring him in to have him be No. 3. Lorenzen took the No. 2 job away from Hasselbeck last year, and this year I think he will take Hasselbeck's roster spot. He's unproven, but Coach Tom Coughlin really seems to like him.

PREDICTED WINNERS: Wright gets the No. 2 spot, and Lorenzen will be the third QB.