Geno Smith makes Giants as backup QB

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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) passes under pressure from New England Patriots nose tackle Darius Kilgo (96) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith has completed a remarkable comeback from major knee surgery and made the New York Giants’ roster as Eli Manning’s backup.

At least for now.

The 26-year-old former Jet edged fellow veteran Josh Johnson for the No. 2 spot, with third-round draft pick Davis Webb is waiting in the wings.

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