Palmer steps up for audition

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:09 AM ET

Jaren Lorenzen made his final bid for the No. 3 quarterback spot on the New York Giants. Then Jesse Palmer made his.

Now coach Tom Coughlin must make his decision.

With few starters playing in the Giants' 27-3 exhibition win over the host New England Patriots last night, the spotlight was on the competition for backup jobs and it shone brightest on New York's quarterbacks.

"There will be some discussions about a lot of positions," Coughlin said. "And that will certainly be one of them."

Lorenzen went 5-for-13 for 54 yards and a 26-yard scoring pass to Jamaar Taylor for a 13-3 lead. But on their next series, Lorenzen threw an interception to Randall Gay.

Palmer entered with 13:24 left in the game and completed his only pass, a 46-yarder to Taylor to the one. Brandon Jacobs' one-yard run and Feely's extra point made it 27-3.

"I was able to make a play," said Palmer, of Nepean, Ont. "The only thing you can control is what you do when you get an opportunity to play."

Coughlin wouldn't tip his hand about how he's leaning.


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