The New York Giants signed a veteran quarterback to the 53-man roster Wednesday after news was reported this week Daniel Jones would be lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL.
The Giants have had several quarterback injuries in a disastrous season for New York. Tyrod Taylor, who started in three games for Jones while Jones battled a neck injury, was placed on injured reserve last week for a rib injury.
The New York Giants announced a few QB moves
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According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, the team is sticking with Tommy DeVito, who came in for Jones in Week 9, as their starter against the Dallas Cowboys.
#Giants coach Brian Daboll announced that Tommy DeVito, their backup the last couple weeks, will start on Sunday at QB.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2023
The announcement came after the Giants signed veteran quarterback Matt Barkley to the active roster, per Jordan Raanan with ESPN. Jones is heading to the injured reserve this week.
QB Matt Barkley is being signed to the Giants active roster, per source. Taking the roster spot of Daniel Jones, who goes on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL.
So it's Barkley and Tommy DeVito on active roster. Jacob Eason on practice squad.
No date yet on Jones'…
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 8, 2023
The 33-year-old quarterback has been in the league since 2013. He’s made 19 NFL starts and has an eight-touchdown to 14-interception ratio for his career.
There were several high-profile free agents on the market to begin this week. Matt Ryan has not signed with a team. Carson Wentz signed with the Los Angeles Rams Tuesday. However, the Giants’ 2-7 record means they’re not ready to bring one of those types of quarterbacks in to compete.
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