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Report: New York Giants Interested in Former Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck
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David Carr is likely a goner in 2013.

So it makes sense that the New York Giants will look for a suitable backup for Eli Manning in 2013.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, they are looking at Matt Hasselbeck, who was just released by the Titans on Monday.

The 37-year-old only started in five games for Tennessee after losing his starting job to Jake Locker, but has a lot of teams looking at him as a backup.

According to Mortensen, aside from the Giants, the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, Bengals, Colts, Saints, 49ers and Buccaneers are all interested in Hasselbeck's services for 2013.

Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger confirmed the Giants interest in Hasselbeck, however, said it's not likely that the Giants will land him.

Hasselbeck had 1,367 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in five games for the Titans in 2012.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News also shared Vrentas' opinion in the Giants unlikeliness to land Hasselback as a backup.

You have to wonder if they think the Giants won't land him because he'll ask for too much money in a contract in 2013.

Before signing with the Titans in 2011, Hasselbeck spent 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks and led them to the Super Bowl back in 2005.

It'll be interesting to see if the Giants go any further with their interest of Hasselbeck or if this is just Jerry Reese doing his due diligence on the free-agent market.

(UPDATE, 7:29 p.m. by Doug Rush)

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Indianapolis Colts are the likely landing spot for Matt Hasselbeck to sign with.

 

That didn't take long. Guess the Giants will have to look at other options if Hasselbeck officially signs in Indy this week.

(UPDATE, 9:06 p.m. by Doug Rush)

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts will sign Matt Hasselbeck to a deal on Tuesday.

 

 

The search for Eli Manning's backup will continue.

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