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Giants brush off Curtis Painter, keeping just two QBs


The Giants are working (slowly, painfully) on a new offense.

And they’re only going to keep two quarterbacks to run it.

According to, quarterback Curtis Painter is among the early cuts for the Giants.

That leaves Ryan Nassib as Eli Manning’s only backup, and frankly, with the injury problems they had up front, a third quarterback would have been a luxury.

They’ve also released defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles, defensive back Bennett Jackson, linebacker Dan Fox, fullback John Conner, offensive lineman Jamaal Johnson-Webb, tight end Kellen Davis.

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21 Responses to “Giants brush off Curtis Painter, keeping just two QBs”
  1. bigdinla says: Aug 30, 2014 9:45 AM

    Dallas should snag Idonije!

  2. tuucamaron says: Aug 30, 2014 9:50 AM

    All of these guys will stay in the free agent market just in case we need them down the road

  3. orangefist says: Aug 30, 2014 9:51 AM

    The Giants should “release” many of the coaches as swell.

  4. vaughnjoe says: Aug 30, 2014 10:01 AM

    You should’nt paint curtains…

  5. clavette says: Aug 30, 2014 10:05 AM

    painter played well enough in the preseason that he should find work quickly. theres plenty of worse qbs in the league serving as a back up currently

  6. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 30, 2014 10:08 AM

    So in other words, they still have 0 quarterbacks.

  7. gfan8611 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:13 AM

    Painter never should’ve been a Giant to begin with he always sucked and all having him on the team last year was take reps away from Nassib. Nassib clearly showed he was the better option this year, imagine how much further along he’d be it they hadn’t buried him under Carr and Painter last pre season. One guy had one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel and the other was career scrub Curtis Painter and yet they had to have a backup QB battle between them, lmao.

  8. chip56 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:18 AM

    Hopefully Jackson and Quarles can be stashed on the practice squad.

  9. mrozma says: Aug 30, 2014 10:26 AM

    This guy is the worst QB I have ever seen.

  10. largent80100 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:34 AM

    The legend is over.

  11. lic112014 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:38 AM

    Good to see Nasib start to show why Giants drafted him.If he couldn’t beat out Painter,Reese would be gone.

  12. stunzeed5 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:42 AM

    Gannt and Alper…..only good ones left in here.

  13. vermverm says: Aug 30, 2014 10:49 AM

    Indy owes Curtis Painter a debt of gratitude. If he were not the worst QB in the last 30 years to start in the NFL the Colts wouldn’t have the next top tier QB Andrew Luck.

    Good Luck CP and thanks for the gift.

  14. bobby927 says: Aug 30, 2014 10:56 AM

    The question is: Will the Giants win any games this year?

  15. TheWizard says: Aug 30, 2014 10:57 AM

    Nothing personal, but I was wondering how Painter is holding an NFL job and Tebow can’t get a look.

  16. bassplucker says: Aug 30, 2014 11:00 AM

    No-brainer. Nassib can play, and Painter stinks. I guarantee he will still be available if the Giants need him back at some point.

  17. whodatnhollywood says: Aug 30, 2014 11:55 AM

    Painter has been stealing money for years! Finally, it caught up with him. Indy was too cheap to get a “real” backup QB and when Peyton Manning got hurt, it cost some people their jobs, including Bill Polian.

    How Painter has lasted this long in the NFL is one of the greatest mysteries in sports history.

  18. bong815 says: Aug 30, 2014 1:40 PM

    Looks like both the Jets and the Giants will join the Bills in the under .500 club this season. Not a happy thought!

  19. coachbeck says: Aug 30, 2014 3:06 PM

    Gruden loved John Conner in Cincy He may want him with the redskins

  20. evansvc says: Aug 30, 2014 8:19 PM

    Bring this guy out of retirement…..
    Vince Young,… He can still play at a HIGH level,…. His NFL won/loss record right now is 31-19 as a starting quarterback… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year…..
    The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and Vince can WIN…………
    Bring in Vince Young “NOW”… Evaluate him, if he’s good enough sign him… You will have to guarantee his contract….

  21. carlcen says: Aug 31, 2014 2:47 PM

    No quarterbacks and 2 rings in the last 8 years. That’s a pretty neat trick Buffalo!

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