Joe Webb

New York Giants
Wide Receiver #14
New York Giants
Wide Receiver #14

Joe Webb News

Released Tuesday

Webb was released by the Giants on Tuesday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Webb never really had a chance to get off the ground, suiting up for just two games with the Giants last season purely as a special teams player. An emergency quarterback/wide receiver like Webb could certainly be viewed as an intriguing depth piece, particularly last season with so much uncertainty week-to-week, but the need for that versatility figures to lessen in a more normal 2021 campaign.

May 18, 2021 1:43 PM EST

Reunites with Giants

The Giants signed Webb to a reserve/future contract Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Webb suited up for two games with the Giants in 2020, playing exclusively on special teams while providing emergency depth at quarterback and wide receiver. The versatile veteran will continue to work with the team during the offseason.

Jan 8, 2021 8:30 AM EST

Hits waivers

The Giants waived Webb on Saturday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Webb was initially signed to add depth at quarterback following Daniel Jones' hamstring injury. However, he suited up in just two games for the Giants, playing exclusively on special teams and recording one solo tackle. If Webb clears waivers and the Giants make the playoffs, he'll be a practice squad candidate.

Jan 2, 2021 2:44 PM EST

Signed to active roster

The Giants signed Webb to the active roster Saturday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Webb joined the Giants' practice squad just last week, and with Daniel Jones (hamstring/ankle) not expected to play against the Browns on Sunday he could now get a chance to handle reserve duties. Webb boasts the versatility to provide emergency depth at both quarterback and wide receiver, while also contributing on special teams.

Dec 19, 2020 1:52 PM EST

Joins Giants' practice squad

Webb signed a contract with the Giants' practice squad Tuesday, Field Yates of reports.

Analysis: The veteran quarterback logged a stint with the Lions' practice squad earlier this season, as a wide receiver. Webb has not seen game-action since 2018 and will likely serve as emergency depth under center until Daniel Jones (hamstring) returns to full strength.

Dec 8, 2020 8:25 PM EST

Visits with Giants

The Giants hosted Webb for a visit Tuesday, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With starting quarterback Daniel Jones (hamstring) in danger of missing time, the Giants are predictably looking for options to add depth at the position. Colt McCoy will start if Jones indeed misses time, and practice squad member Clayton Thorson could be promoted to serve as McCoy's backup. Webb may start off on the practice squad if he ends up signing in New York.

Dec 1, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Cut from practice squad

The Lions cut Webb from the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The veteran wide receiver hasn't played a game since the 2018 season when he was with Houston. The 33-year-old likely will have to settle for another practice squad role elsewhere, if he can find one.

Oct 20, 2020 11:43 AM EST

Joins practice squad as WR

The Lions signed Webb to the practice squad as a wide receiver on Wednesday.

Analysis: Webb's versatility allows him to function as both a quarterback and wideout, but it looks as though the Lions are more focused on his pass-catching capabilities. The veteran hasn't appeared in a regular-season contest since 2018, when he had 16 appearances with the Texans.

Sep 23, 2020 9:19 AM EST

Lands on IR

The Texans placed Webb on injured reserve Saturday due to a foot injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Wilson notes that the team considers Webb's season to be over because of this injury. The 32-year-old suffered the injury Thursday in Houston's preseason finale against the Rams. Webb was expected to slot in as the third-string passer, but now it seems likely that the team will try to bring in another quarterback for depth.

Aug 31, 2019 5:47 PM EST

Nursing foot injury

Webb suffered a right foot injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Rams, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: According to the team, Webb's injury is serious, though it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Webb was expected to slot in as the third-string quarterback while also contributing for the Texans on special teams.

Aug 29, 2019 8:40 PM EST

Gets heavy usage again

Webb completed 14-of-25 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown with one interception in Saturday's preseason Week 2 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Webb finished up the game after Deshaun Watson played the first series of the game, getting heavy usage for the second straight week. With AJ McCarron sidelined by a thumb injury that could cause him to miss all of preseason, Webb is operating as the Texans de facto No. 2.

Aug 18, 2019 5:01 AM EST

Signing with Houston

Webb is returning to Houston on a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Webb is an interesting player to have in the fold given his capabilities on both offense and special teams. In addition to serving as a depth quarterback, the 32-year-old also functions as an emergency wide receiver -- which proved useful in 2018 when wideout injuries forced Webb into playing 32 offensive snaps in Week 14 against the Colts. In Houston, Webb is the clear third-string signal-caller behind Deshaun Watson and AJ McCarron.

Mar 21, 2019 8:33 AM EST

Needed at WR

Webb was pressed into duty as a slot receiver Sunday and caught two of three targets for 13 yards in a 24-21 loss to Indianapolis.

Analysis: Webb is Houston's third-string quarterback and a full-timer on special teams, but was needed when DeAndre Carter left the game with a concussion. Carter was getting reps because Keke Coutee (hamstring) was inactive for a third straight week. Coach Bill O'Brien preferred using the versatile Webb over an established wideout like Sammie Coates. Webb has NFL experience as a receiver, having caught eight career passes for 61 yards. If health issues linger into Week 15 against the Jets, the Texans could make Vyncint Smith active next week and have a couple of wide receivers on their practice squad in addition to Coates.

Dec 9, 2018 6:53 PM EST

Re-signed by Houston

Webb was re-signed by the Texans on Sunday, NFL insider Adam Caplan reports.

Analysis: Webb was cut by the Texans on Saturday as the reserve quarterback was an original omission from the 53-man roster, but a spot became available and the team elected to bring back the versatile 31-year-old. He'll continue to provide depth behind starter Deshaun Watson with Brandon Weeden still on the roster as well.

Sep 2, 2018 4:26 PM EST

Big night in varied roles

Webb led the Texans in rushing and passing during Thursday night's win over the Chiefs in preseason Week 1. He completed 6-of-13 for 56 yards and rushed four times for 42 yards.

Analysis: Not surprisingly, Webb was off target on more than half of his throws, but his versatility was on full display. For a quarter-and-a-half, Webb played on various special teams units before being inserted at quarterback midway through the second quarter. He moved the chains a couple of times with his legs and apparently will do anything to make the team. At present, he's third on the depth chart behind Deshaun Watson and Brandon Weeden.

Aug 10, 2018 5:57 AM EST

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