Today, the Giants signed former Buc/former Viking QB Josh Freeman to compete for a back up spot. I think this is indicative of the fact that Eli's needing surgery on his ankle came as a surprise to them. With a presumably healthy Eli, they were content to re-hire Curtis Painter and might have had him compete with Nassib if they were going to have one back up. But with the Eli uncertainty they had to add more talent, and, at least early in his career Freeman had that. So ultimately this is bad news for Painter, unless Freeman plays so well in the preseason that they find they can trade him. We'll see. I don't think this is a comment on Nassib, whom they haven't been to look at yet this year under the terms of the new CBA.