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David Carr Signing: Backup QB returns to New York Giants

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David Carr is back with the New York Giants, where he will return to the role of backing up quarterback Eli Manning.

David Carr
David Carr
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David Carr will return to the New York Giants in 2013 to serve as the backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Mike Garafolo of USA Today was the first to report the news.

Carr, who will be 34 next season, has been the Giants' backup quarterback in four of the past five seasons. He went to the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent in 2010, but returned in 2011.

When free agency began reports were that Carr, who has not started a game since 2007, wanted to see if there were any teams interested in allowing him to compete for more playing time than he is likely to receive with the Giants. It would seem that he found no suitors.

Carr threw only three passes in 2012, completing two. He did not attempt any passes during the 2011 season. In his four seasons backing up Manning Carr is 32-of-48 (66.7 percent) with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

In 11 seasons, Carr has thrown for more than 14,000 yards and has a quarterback rating of 74.9.