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New York Giants Release Quarterback; New Running Back Signed Today?

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Daniel Jones was acquired by the New York Giants in the 2019 draft in the first round from Duke. He became the starter in New York shortly after the 2019 season began, and then took on the role full time for the 2020 season. While his long term future with the Giants is still in question, it appears he will remain the starter for the 2021 season. Unfortunately for his fellow teammate and backup quarterback Joe Webb, that is not the case.

This afternoon, the Giants released Webb in order to make space for additional free agent signings. Webb played in just two games on special teams for the Giants last season after signing to the practice squad in December. He was promoted to the active roster for a short period of time but unfortunately was not ever able to establish a full time role for himself.

It appears that the move to waive Joe Webb is due to the fact that Giants wanted to pick up Ryquell Armstead, a running back from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Armstead was a fifth-round pick in 2019 by the Jaguars out of Temple University He played in all 16 games as a rookie with only one starting appearance whereby he rushed for 108 yards on 35 carries and caught 14 out of 24 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

Armstead was assumed to be the starting running back for the Jaguars after Leonard Fournette moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For whatever reason, that never came to fruition and undrafted free agent James Robinson moved up on the depth chart above Armstead.

Check out Ryquell’s highlightsin the video below.

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