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Jared Lorenzen, Who Has What Doctors Call a Little Bit of a Weight Problem, Is Unemployed
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Jun 23rd 2008 7:15PM by Ryan Wilson

Commence corpulence humor: the Giants have released heavy-set quarterback Jared Lorenzen. This comes as shocking news, not so much because Lorenzen was ever considered anything more than a Eli Manning’s backup during his three-year career, but because New York’s front office thought him to be less effective at his job than David Carr. Which is another way of a saying Lorenzen now replaces Jesse Palmer as the worst quarterback on the planet. Sad times, indeed.

The Giants still have four quarterbacks heading into training camp — Manning, Carr, Anthony Wright and rookie Andre Woodson — and there’s a chance the team goes into the season with just two on the active roster. Wright has been a competent backup for most of his career, but I wouldn’t be surprised if David Carr gets the nod because, well, I have no idea (because his nickname is mittens, maybe?).

Woodson could end up on the practice squad if he’s slow to pick up the offense, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing (Ryan Grant got his start there). Or, maybe the coaches will come to their senses, send Carr packing, and go into the season with Wright and Woodson behind Manning.

As for Lorenzen’s future, I’d have to say it looks grim. Daunte Culpepper and Byron Leftwich are still looking for work, and I can’t imagine any team would prefer the Hefty Lefty to two former first-round picks. That said, I don’t think Lorenzen will be demanding a shot at a starting job, so who knows.

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