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David Carr Stays With NFL’s Giants as Manning Backup, ESPN Says

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March 19 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Giants agreed on a contract with quarterback David Carr, who will be the backup to starter Eli Manning for the third straight season, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified person familiar with the situation.

Carr, 33, attempted only three passes over the past two National Football League seasons behind Manning, who has started 135 straight regular-season games for the Giants dating to 2004.

Carr was the first pick in the 2002 NFL draft and spent his first five seasons with the Houston Texans, where he completed 60 percent of his passes for 13,391 yards, 59 touchdowns and 65 interceptions. Carr joined the Giants as a backup to Manning in 2008 and 2009, then spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers before returning to New York.

Manning, 32, was the top pick in the 2004 draft and has a 78-57 regular-season record as a starter, while leading the Giants to two Super Bowl titles. The Giants now have Manning, Carr and Curtis Painter on the roster at quarterback.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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