Tanney was placed on the reserve/retired list by the Giants on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Tanney is deciding to hang up his cleats after a nine-year NFL career in which he appeared in two games between the Titans and Giants. He completed 11 of 15 passes for 100 yards and one touchdown.
The Giants signed Tanney to a reserve/future contract Monday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports. The practice squad mainstay will remain a Giant into the new league year, having gone without a regular-season appearance during the 2020 campaign. For his career, Tanney has completed 11 of 15 passes for 100 yards and one passing TD over two appearances.
Tanney is traveling with the Giants to Seattle and expected to re-join their practice squad, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. With Daniel Jones (hamstring) deemed doubtful for Sunday's game, it looks like the team will likely have to turn to either Tanney or Clayton Thorson from the practice squad to back up Colt McCoy. While Tanney may have more experience, Thorson has been with the practice squad since Week 4 and may have the advantage in the competition.
Tanney was waived by the Giants on Saturday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Tanney, who spent a bit of time on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in August, didn't really stand a chance at earning a roster spot after the team decided to sign veteran Colt McCoy. It's unclear whether Tanney will have a practice squad spot afforded to him should he pass through waivers.
Tanney was taken off the active/non-football illness list Monday. Tanney spent less than a week on the list before rejoining the roster. The Giants elected to exercise the option on Tanney's contract for the 2020 campaign, and he'll spend training camp looking to upend Colt McCoy and Cooper Rush for backup duties behind Daniel Jones.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@New Orleans Saints||4||12.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Rams||5||14.00|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||22.00|
|9||11/07||Las Vegas Raiders||10||17.00|
|11||11/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||26.00|
|14||12/12||@Los Angeles Chargers||1||9.00|
|18||01/09||Washington Football Team||15||22.00|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|