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The New York Giants spent their offseason trying to upgrade their backup quarterback situation. Maybe the solution was always right in their own backyard.

Chad Pennington, released Thursday by the Jets, is apparently on the Giants' radar screen as they search for a viable backup to Eli Manning. They already have veterans Anthony Wright and David Carr on the roster battling for the job, but GM Jerry Reese didn't deny they might have an interest in the now ex-Jet.

"We take a look at everybody that's out there," Reese said after the Giants' preseason-opening 13-10 loss to the Lions. "That includes him."

During the offseason, the Giants tried to sign Redskins quarterback Todd Collins and they had discussions with Cleo Lemon and Trent Green, before settling for Carr, the ex-Texans quarterback and first pick of the 2002 draft. Carr went 10-for-13 for 104yards and a touchdown in his Giants debut last night, while Wright was a similar 9-for-13 for 116 yards.

Source: New York Daily News