Reports: Giants to re-sign quarterback Davis Webb

Webb's practice squad contract with the Bills has expired

Add another former member of the Buffalo Bills to the New York Giants’ roster.

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According to multiple sources, the Giants are planning to re-sign quarterback Davis Webb, ostensibly replacing Mike Glennon as a backup quarterback option in New Jersey.

NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo tweeted late Monday morning that Webb was in East Rutherford for a physical, and he is able to sign at any time because his practice squad contract with the Bills expired when their season ended in the AFC Divisional Round.

Webb was originally a third round pick of the Giants in 2017, but spent the entire season as the inactive third quarterback and was waived at the end of training camp in 2018. He ended up with the New York Jets, who signed him to their practice squad and then elevated him to the active roster for one game in November of 2018 after an injury to Sam Darnold.

The Jets, likewise, released Webb in August of 2019, and he signed with the Bills’ practice squad days later. From there, Webb spent most of the next three seasons on that unit, elevated to the active roster for one game in 2020 and then again in November of 2021.

Webb finally made his NFL debut in that latter elevation, against the Jets on Nov. 14, where he played the final series of a 45-17 win and took four snaps, making two handoffs to Zack Moss before two kneel downs for minus-3 yards.

Now, it looks like Webb will join Daniel Jones and Jake Fromm – who was also with him on Buffalo’s practice squad last season before signing with the Giants in late November – on the roster under former Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is now the head coach of the Giants.

Per Ralph Vacchiano from SNY: “Webb also had a chance to return to the Buffalo Bills, but believed his chance to play (either now or in the future) is better with the Giants. The Bills had discussed the idea of Webb becoming a coach for them, but he wants to keep his playing career going a few more years.”

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