Crash Landing for J-Load

Giants Insider
Posted Jun 24, 2008


Someone had to go. And judging by Jared Lorenzen’s reaction after Big Blue selected fellow Kentuckian signal-caller during the draft’s second day J-Load couldn’t have been all that surprised that he was the unfortunate one.

When asked his thoughts after seeing Jerry Reese select Andre’ Woodson in the sixth round two months back, Lorenzen smiled and said, “uh-oh.”

On Monday, Lorenzen’s fears became reality when he was deemed the odd man out in New York’s backup QB derby.

With Eli Manning, newly-signed David Carr and newly-drafted Woodson all basic roster locks, it came down to veteran Anthony Wright or Lorenzen to accompany the Giants to training camp next month. Wright will be in Albany; Lorenzen looking for work.

Lorenzen joined the Giants as a rookie free agent in 2004. During his career he played in four regular season games and one postseason contest. J-Load began last season as Manning’s primary backup before Wright overtook him for the number two spot very early in the season.

Lorenzen took four first-year players with him off the roster. New York also released WR Todd Lowber, OL Jacob Hobbs, LS Nick Leeson and DT Brian Soi.

Elsewhere on the Giants front, newly-retired DE Michael Strahan has reportedly joined FOX NFL Sunday as a studio analyst. Considering Strahan has been a pretty regular guest on Fox’s Best Damn Sports Show during the past several seasons, his joining FOX was hardly a surprise.



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