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Giants Promote QB Davis Webb to Second String

Davis Webb could finally see his first NFL snaps this Sunday, John Healy of the New York Daily News reports.

The Giants announced on Wednesday that Webb will move ahead of Geno Smith on the depth chart and be activated as the backup quarterback this Sunday against Washington.

That does not necessarily mean he will play, though.

“Eli Manning is the starting quarterback,” interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “We’re going to go in the game to beat (Washington) with Eli Manning and we’ll just take it from there.”

Webb began taking first-team reps in practice last week and continued to do so on Wednesday during the Giants’ first practice since a 23-0 loss to the Cardinals on Christmas Eve.

It appears like the Giants are preparing him to get into a game — which co-owner John Mara has said he would like to see happen before the end of the season — but Spagnuolo would not guarantee that.

“I just think the process of getting him to two,” Spagnuolo said. “If something does happen then we would have spent some time last week getting him ready and he would be the guy that would go in.”

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