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David Carr re-signs with New York Giants

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

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David Carr is set for a fifth season with the Giants after signing a one-year deal on Tuesday. (USATSI)

The second week of free agency has turned into a big one for backup quarterbacks.

A day after Matt Hasselbeck agreed to terms with the Colts and Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to terms with the Titans, USA Today reported that the Giants have re-signed backup quarterback David Carr to a one-year deal.

In four seasons with the Giants, Carr has almost as many Super Bowl rings (1) as he does touchdown passes (3).

The 33-year-old Carr was originally signed by the Giants before the 2008 season and he spent two years in New York before heading to San Francisco for the 2010 season. After a year backing up Alex Smith, Carr returned to the Giants in 2011 and has been with the team since.

Being the backup quarterback for the Giants is one of the cushiest jobs in the league. Eli Manning has started 135 consecutive regular season games for New York, a streak that dates to November 2004.

If Carr does play in 2013, he might be a little rusty. The former No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans hasn't started a game since 2007 and has only thrown three passes in the last two seasons combined.

Carr's best season as a pro came in 2004 when he threw for 3,531 yards and 16 touchdowns in a season where the third-year Texans finished 7-9.

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