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Palmer "retires" to UFL

A few weeks ago the Giants announced that quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer was retiring. Well, he retired -- from the NFL anyway.

Today he was officially named the head coach and general manager of the UFL's Hartford team, which last year was the New York Sentinels. The team, which is moving to Hartford after playing one home game there and at two other locations last season, will have a new name by the time the season begins next fall. They were 0-6 last year.

"The opportunity to return to the role of head coach and also assume the responsibilities of general manager within a young league that preaches quality football and values the local community really excites me," Palmer said at his introduction. "Connecticut has provided me with several firsts in my football career - my first opportunity to play at high school and in college, my first coaching position and first head coaching job. Now I am pleased to combine being a general manager and head coach for the first time, here in Hartford."

The Giants have already replaced Palmer on the staff, moving wide receivers coach Mike Sullivan to the quarterbacks job and promoting Sean Ryan from offensive quality control coach to receivers coach.

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