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Giants activate QB Davis Webb among roster moves


Daniel Jones' rapid recovery did not solve all the Giants' quarterback issues. Backup Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion vs. the Bears and was ruled out for Sunday in London.

That led to the team elevating Davis Webb from the practice squad. The Giants also activated wide receiver Marcus Johnson for Sunday's game, while veteran safety Tony Jefferson was signed to the 53-man roster.

Webb has been in the NFL since 2017 but has never thrown a regular season pass.

"First off, (I want to) be a good teammate and hopefully Daniel and Tyrod are feeling much better each day," Webb said earlier this week. "Then if it does happen, just keep preparing like you have been for last five and a half years.

"It's still day to day so we'll kind of see how that progresses. Always try to get ahead (preparing for the opponent) as much as I can. This has come up before in my career where you kind of don't go as head to head. Last year (in Buffalo), I think we had a Covid issue with (quarterbacks) Mitchell (Trubisky) and Jake (Fromm), so it was a similar situation. We'll play it by ear, and we'll see what happens."

Webb knows the Giants' scheme as well as any player, having spent the previous three seasons on the practice squad in Buffalo, where Brian Daboll was the offensive coordinator.

"He's been in the offense for a long time," Daboll said earlier in the week. "So, each week, even though he's on the practice squad, he prepares. That's what we ask all our guys to do, whether it's a practice squad running back, prepare like you're going to have an opportunity to play, so when the opportunity does present itself and you're brought up that you're ready to go. So that's whether we sign a guy this week and start getting him ready to play or a guy like Davis, but certainly he's been with me for a while. So, you're not teaching it. He knows our stuff."

Jefferson was elevated from the practice squad in each of the first two games of the season and registered one total tackle. His addition brings the number of players on the roster to 53.

Johnson was elevated for last week's win over the Bears but was only on the field for one snap.

View photos from practice at Hanbury Manor ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Packers in London.

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