Giants add QB depth with Tanney

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The New York Giants added depth behind quarterback Eli Manning on Wednesday.

Journeyman backup Alex Tanney announced on Twitter that he is joining the Giants, who confirmed the move hours later.

Tanney, who was released by the Tennessee Titans this week, joins 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb and 2018 fourth-round selection Kyle Lauletta out of Richmond behind Manning, 37, on the depth chart.

The 30-year-old Tanney spent the 2017 season on injured reserve after breaking his left foot in the preseason finale.

In addition to the Titans, Tanney also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts. He officially played in only one NFL game, completing 10 of 14 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown for the Titans in their 30-24 loss to the Colts during the 2015 season.

Tanney played in 47 games for Monmouth College, with which he set NCAA Division II records with 14,249 passing yards and 157 touchdown passes.

In a quarterback-heavy draft, the Giants elected to select Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick on Thursday night.



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