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David Carr Signing: Backup QB Back With Giants

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The baseball cap is a good look for David Carr. Let's hope he stays in the cap and not his helmet during the 2012 season. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The baseball cap is a good look for David Carr. Let's hope he stays in the cap and not his helmet during the 2012 season. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants today officially announced that backup quarterback David Carr has re-signed with the team. Carr was a free agent, but had been expected to return.

Carr didn't throw a regular season pass during the team's 2011 championship season. But he is a former overall No. 1 draft choice who has thrown 2,264 NFL passes. In 2011, Carr re-joined the Giants after spending a season with the San Francisco 49ers. He and incumbent Sage Rosenfels were competing for the backup job until Rosenfels was forced to go on injured reserve because of back problems. In the preseason, Carr completed 27 of 44 passes (61.4 percent) for 236 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Carr was Manning's backup quarterback in 2008 and ‘09. He played in three games the first season and in six games in 2009 and in those two seasons completed 33 of 42 passes (78.6 percent) for 340 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

"I feel really comfortable here. I know that if given the opportunity and put in the position to play on this team, I would do well," Carr said. "That's also a comforting feeling knowing that if you get into the game, you're in there, first of all, with the world champions, so how can you go wrong? And secondly, to know that you're going to go out there and succeed is also a positive."