Giants planning to sign ex-Jets' QB Geno Smith

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Smith will leave the New York Jets to sign with the crosstown rival New York Giants, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jordan Raanan.

The New York Giants will have a new backup quarterback for Eli Manning when the 2017 season comes calling.

Like receiver Brandon Marshall last week, Smith is leaving the Jets but remaining in the same stadium. Still, the Giants had Smith in for a visit last week in the early stages of free agency to talk about his potential role with the team as well as his recovery from the injury. And he'll get to learn from a two-time Super Bowl MVP. He lost his starting job before the 2015 season after the now infamous punch thrown by then-teammate I.K. Enemkpali.

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Smith finished his Jets career with 5,962 yards, 28 touchdowns and 36 interceptions and a 12-18 record in 30 starts.

The team is re-signing Josh Johnson to a two-year deal, his agent Doug Hendrickson announced Friday on Twitter. Johnson was a Giants backup in 2016, serving mostly as a third-string player. He was active for two games when Ryan Nassib was injured. He has not appeared in any regular-season National Football League game since 2013 with the Browns. The former Jets' QB, who was drafted in the second round out of West Virginia, is likely going to sign with the Giants. Taking a flier on him is arguably a better decision than overspending in what is a lackluster crop of free-agent quarterbacks.

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