Armstrong suffered a concussion in Week 6 against the Eagles and was released off injured reserve by the Giants on Tuesday. Armstrong had a solid start to 2018, accumulating 20 tackles (12 solo). Assuming he can clear the concussion protocol, the 27-year-old linebacker could have a role on both defense and special teams for the Browns.
Armstrong (concussion) was released off injured reserve by the Giants on Tuesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Armstrong suffered the concussion against the Eagles in Week 6 and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. The 27-year-old is eligible to play elsewhere, assuming he can clear the concussion protocol.
Armstrong exited the Giants' Week 6 game against the Eagles due to a concussion and didn't return. As evidenced by this news, the injury will require him to miss a significant amount of time. The Giants signed fellow linebacker Ukeme Eligwe off their practice squad Tuesday to replace Armstrong.
Armstrong has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Eagles due to a concussion, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.
Armstrong recorded one tackle before exiting the contest. He will have to pass concussion protocol testing before he can return to the practice field next week. Look for Tae Davis and Nathan Stupar to potentially see increased action on defense with Armstrong out.
Armstrong spent his first 10 contests of the regular season in San Francisco, where he racked up 54 tackles (39 solo), one sack, two passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble before being released in late November. The Giants primarily used Armstrong on special teams, but he finally saw more than 20 defensive snaps in each of the team's final two games of the season. If Armstrong is able to make the final roster in 2018, he'd once again provide depth at outside linebacker.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/18||@ DEN||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||13||12.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||4||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||5||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||8||7.0||1||0||1||5||5.0||5||0||2|
|2017||New York Giants||5||10||5.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||10||54||39.0||15||1||2||29||14.5||29||0||2|
|2018||New York Giants||6||20||12.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New York Giants||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Giants||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|