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Sage Rosenfels traded to Giants

Matt Leinart may not want to be a backup in New York (or anywhere else), but Sage Rosenfels will gladly take a ticket out of Minnesota.

Alex Marvez of reports that Rosenfels is headed to the Giants to be Eli Manning’s backup quarterback. Compensation is unclear.

This knocks Rhett Bomar to third string. We thought Bomar generally handled himself well in the preseason, but he wasn’t ready for the promotion.

With Rosenfels in New York, Joe Webb should safely make the Vikings roster as the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson. Webb is the only Vikings quarterback that has a contract past 2010.

UPDATE: The Vikings confirmed the move. They also sent running back Darius Reynaud with Rosenfels in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice in the 2011 NFL Draft and a conditional draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.