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Former Giants in the news: Ereck Flowers to start for Jags, Davis Webb added to Jets’ active roster

Flowers and Webb get chances with their new teams

NFL: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants aren’t playing today — they have to wait until Monday Night Football to take the field against the San Francisco 49ers.

A couple of former Giants, however, will be notably active Sunday. Ereck Flowers and Davis Webb are both in the news for their new teams.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported early Sunday morning that Flowers will get the start at left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Flowers started the season as the Giants’ starting right tackle, but was benched following their week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys despite showing improvement in his second game at the position. He was later cut and signed as a free agent by the Jaguars when their own starting left tackle, Cam Robinson, was lost to injury.

But Flowers won’t be the only former Giants who will be notably active Sunday. Former Giants’ backup quarterback Davis Webb was promoted from the New York Jets practice squad to their active roster following an injury to Sam Darnold.

Webb was one of the more surprising cuts prior to the regulars season. There were reports from a variety of writer throughout the offseason program that the big-armed workaholic, at times, appeared to be the Giants’ best quarterback. He had a bad start to the preseason, but rebounded impressively with a very strong start against the Detroit Lions. There were many who assumed that he would be the Giants’ backup in the regular season and battle Kyle Lauletta for the chance to be the heir to Eli Manning.

Apparently, Webb wasn’t impressive enough and was waived as a part of the final cut-downs. He ultimately landed on the Jets’ practice squad, but his contract structure suggested that was only temporary. Josh McCown is still the likely starter, but Webb will finally be active and have the chance to play in a real NFL game.