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Davis Webb signed to practice squad by New York Jets

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The Giants’ former backup quarterback is staying in New York

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The New York Jets have announced that they have signed former New York Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb to their practice squad.

The 2017 third-round pick seemed entrenched as Eli Manning’s backup after spending all of the Giants’ offseason program, training camp, and preseason with the second team. After playing at a high level with the first team in his start against the Detroit Lions, fans began to hope that Webb could indeed be developed as a successor to Manning after the team passed on Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen in favor of Saquon Barkley at second overall.

Ultimately, the Giants decided that Webb wasn’t their guy and opted to go with Alex Tanney as Manning’s backup for 2018, and Kyle Lauletta as the (potential) heir apparent. Time will tell if they made the correct call or if the Giants have managed to pass a pair of (potential) starting quarterbacks to their cross-town rivals.