The New York Giants guaranteed running back Ryquell Armstead off waivers on Tuesday.
Armstead was deferred by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday after he missed the whole 2020 season on account of entanglements identified with COVID-19.
He’ll seek a spot on the Giants’ profundity outline at running back, a place that is driven by starter Saquon Barkley, who is getting back from a torn ACL endured last season, and incorporates Devontae Booker and recently marked veteran Corey Clement, among others.
Armstead, 24, was twice positioned on the hold/COVID-19 rundown last season. He went through 19 days on the rundown the first run through, at that point managed a crotch injury and another sickness prior to backpedaling on the rundown. Players are put on the save/COVID-19 rundown on the off chance that they test positive for the infection or have been in close contact with somebody who has.
Armstead was a fifth-round pick of the Jaguars in 2019 and ran for 108 yards on 35 conveys as a freshman.
The Giants released quarterback Joe Webb, who showed up in two games keep going season in unique groups, in a comparing move.