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.