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David Carr drawing interest from two teams

David Carr

New York Giants quarterback David Carr (8) scrambles during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won the game 6-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


David Carr has thrown three passes for the Giants over the last two seasons and hasn’t started a game since 2007, but that hasn’t stopped him from drawing interest from other teams early in this year’s free agency process.

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that two teams have been impressed enough with the way that Carr holds a clipboard that they’ve expressed interest in signing him since the 87-hour negotiating window with free agents opened on Saturday. According to Vrentas, Carr would like to sign with a team where there is at least a possibility of competing for a starting role. He won’t be getting that with Eli Manning in town and may feel like this year’s weak quarterback class in free agency and the draft offers him a shot at getting such a shot.

It’s not clear which of teams have reached out to Carr, although there were reports earlier this month that the Buccaneers were interested in bringing him on board. Their offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan worked with Carr with the Giants before moving on to Tampa, which might help their chances even if Greg Schiano recently moved Josh Freeman into safer category under center after earlier comments made it seem like Freeman would be competing for the job.

Carr and all the rest of the league’s free agents will be free to start signing with new teams on Tuesday.