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Davis Webb gets added work, but what does that mean?

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Steve Spagnuolo still says there is no plan to activate or play the rookie QB

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The New York Giants increased the workload for rookie quarterback Davis Webb on Wednesday, giving him six of eight first-team offense vs, first-team defense reps during practice.

Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that “to my knowledge” it is the first time Webb has participated in that portion of practice.

“We’re amping him up a little bit,” Spagnuolo said.

Does that mean Webb will be active vs. Arizona?

Spagnuolo wouldn’t go there.

“Our depth chart hasn’t changed,” he said, adding that as of right now there was no plan to activate the rookie for Sunday’s Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The why did the Giants do it?

“Just to give him some work,” Spagnuolo said.

Would Spagnuolo like to see Webb gets some game action this season?

“I keep going back to it and I’m just being honest with you, I’m focused on winning the football game and to me, winning the football game is with Eli Manning and should it be anything else, that’s – I don’t know – probably something bad happened,” Spagnuolo said. “I prefer to have Eli Manning in there winning. I’m worried about this game first. I know we have two, but that’s my preference.”

For his part, Webb said he was “excited” by the opportunity.

“It’s an opportunity for me to work on the things that got worked on behind the scenes in my preparation throughout the year,” Webb said. “Eli [Manning] has been getting most of the reps, along with Geno [Smith], so it kind of got me a chance to be thrown in there and actually go through it myself, have the o-line hear my calls and see the receivers see my signals. It was cool, it was a cool experience and I got better from it today.”