Nov 29, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy (12) throws during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals sign QB Colt McCoy to 1-year deal

The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday night they have signed veteran quarterback Colt McCoy to a one-year deal.

McCoy, 34, spent last season with the New York Giants. He appeared in four games, including two starts, and completed 60.6 percent of his passes for 375 yards, one touchdown and one interception while posting a passer rating of 75.0.

In 44 career games (30 starts), McCoy has passed for 6,455 yards, 30 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. He has played for the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, the Washington Football Team and New York.

Cleveland drafted McCoy in the third round (No. 85 overall) out of Texas in 2010.

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Dec 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants injured quarterback Daniel Jones (8) on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Giants QB Jones to start vs. Ravens

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is expected to start the team’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, multiple media outlets reported on Saturday.

Jones, who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Baltimore, sat out the Giants’ 20-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns last week with ankle and hamstring injuries.

The Giants’ offense is in need of a jolt. The team has been outscored 46-13 in the past two weeks — both losses.

Jones, 23, has thrown for 2,462 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games this season. He also has rushed for 403 yards and a score.

Colt McCoy, 34, completed 19 of 31 passes for 221 yards last week for the Giants (5-9), who are tied for second place with Dallas in the NFC East. Both clubs trail the Washington Football Team (6-8) in the division.

Washington is scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers (4-10) on Sunday.

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Dec 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy (12) warms up before a game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

QB McCoy starts as Jones inactive for Giants

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was one of the team’s inactives for Sunday night’s game against the Cleveland Browns due to hamstring and ankle injuries.

Veteran quarterback Colt McCoy drew the start for New York. McCoy engineered a 17-12 victory over the Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago when Jones was sidelined with the hamstring injury.

Entering Sunday’s contest, the 34-year-old McCoy had completed 21 of 35 passes for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception in three games (one start) this season.

Clayton Thorson, who was added to the roster Saturday, was New York’s backup quarterback against the Browns. Thorson, a fifth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 from Northwestern, has never played in an NFL game.

The team also added versatile Joe Webb, who has thrown 159 career passes, to the roster on Saturday.

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Dec 6, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; New York Giants quarterback Colt McCoy (12) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: McCoy to start at QB for Giants

Colt McCoy will start at quarterback for the New York Giants on Sunday night, filling in for the injured Daniel Jones, multiple outlets reported.

The Giants (5-8) are hosting the Cleveland Browns (9-4) in a game crucial to both teams. New York is still in the mix to win the NFC East title, and the Browns are looking to bolster their playoff position.

Jones has hamstring and ankle injuries.

McCoy, 34, entered the NFL in 2010 as a third-round draft pick of the Browns and appeared in 24 games (21 starts) with the franchise over three seasons. He also played for San Francisco (2013) and Washington (2014-19) before joining the Giants.

Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens will be calling the plays for the Giants in the absence of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who is away from the team because of COVID-19.

Jones initially injured his hamstring in Week 12, and McCoy led a come-from-behind victory at Seattle the following week. Jones returned for last week’s loss at Arizona, where he played at less than 100 percent.

McCoy has completed 21 of 35 passes for 154 yards with one touchdown and one interception in three games this season. He has been sacked four times.

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Dec 13, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) drops back to pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Judge: QB Jones’ status in question vs. Browns

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is nursing a second “lower leg issue” heading into this weekend’s home game against the Cleveland Browns, coach Joe Judge said on Wednesday.

Jones sustained a right hamstring injury in New York’s 19-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 29. He returned from a one-game absence on Sunday before injuring his ankle in the second quarter of the 26-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, multiple outlets reported.

Judge said he hasn’t decided whether Jones or Colt McCoy would get the nod for the Giants (5-8) on Sunday night against the Browns (9-4).

“I haven’t decided either way with Daniel,” Judge said. “I’ll go ahead and answer that right now. He came out, there’s really nothing worse for the wear with the previous injury. He did come out with some bumps and bruises. There’s another lower leg issue we’re dealing with right now. We’re going to go ahead and move him around in practice today, see where he’s at. I’m going to give him an opportunity this week to work through practice and see how he moves and how he reacts to things.”

Judge wants to see how Jones “can defend himself” in the pocket.

“As I’ve said before on how I’ll handle it, if he’s not at risk beyond any normal game, then we’ll go ahead and give him the opportunity to play. If we think that’s an issue, that he can’t go out there and defend himself, then we’ll make the best decision for him long-term and the team as well.”

Jones, 23, completed 11 of 21 passes for 127 yards against the Cardinals. He also had three fumbles, losing one.

The second-year quarterback has thrown for 2,462 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games this season. He has also rushed for 403 yards and a score.

McCoy, 34, has completed 21 of 35 passes for one touchdown and one interception this season. He has appeared in 43 career games (29 starts) and thrown for 6,234 yards with 30 touchdowns and 28 interceptions since being selected by the Browns in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) huddles with the team during warmups before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Jones (hamstring) doubtful for Sunday

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is doubtful for Sunday’s game at Seattle due to a hamstring injury.

Colt McCoy is expected to make his first start for the Giants (4-7) against the Seahawks (8-3).

Jones was injured during the third quarter last Sunday in Cincinnati. He missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday but returned in a limited role on Friday..

McCoy made his Giants debut and finished off a 19-17 win over the Bengals that moved New York into first place in the NFC East. He completed 6 of 10 passes for 31 yards.

McCoy, 34, has started 28 games since entering the NFL in 2010, most recently with Washington in a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots on Oct. 6, 2019.

His last win as an NFL starter came in Washington’s 20-17 victory against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 27, 2014. Overall, he is 7-21 as a starter.

McCoy has completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 6,111 yards, 29 touchdowns and 27 interceptions in 41 games with the Cleveland Browns (2010-12), San Francisco 49ers (2013), Washington (2014-15, 2017-19) and the Giants.

Jones, 23, has connected on 63.2 percent of his throws for 2,335 yards with eight touchdowns and nine picks in 11 starts in his second NFL season. He is also the Giants’ leading rusher with 403 yards and one score.

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