Lorenzen takes #2 slot.
:o :o I love Lorenzen at QB, glad to see he got the #2 slot, even if it is with the Jints.
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Lorenzen is Giants No. 2 quarterback
Posted: Tuesday September 5, 2006 5:41PM; Updated: Tuesday September 5, 2006 5:41PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jared Lorenzen has beaten out incumbent Tim Hasselback for the job as the New York Giants No. 2 quarterback.
"He has thrown the deep ball well," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He has done a lot of things. We've asked him to be involved in a lot of things, short yardage, and he has done that well. Pretty much whatever we have asked him to do and whatever the circumstances might be, he has done."
Lorenzen has come a long way since finishing his career at Kentucky in 2003. After being signed by the Giants as a free agent, he failed to show up for training camp in 2004 and he was placed on a did-not-report list. He made the team last season as the No. 3 quarterback, but did not play during the regular season.
Now, he is one play away from replacing Eli Manning as the Giants quarterback.
Lorenzen had an outstanding preseason. He rallied New York to a victory in the opener against Baltimore and solidified his position by leading the Giants to a touchdown against the Jets' first-team defense in the third game.
Lorenzen finished the preseason 24-of-39 for 234 yards.
Neither Lorenzen nor Hasselbeck knew who was the backup before practice on Tuesday. Neither was available for comment after the workout.