Lauletta (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Lauletta is likely facing discipline after he was charged with eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest in late October. The rookie fourth-round pick will not suit up for Sunday's tilt against the 49ers, and it remains to be seen when Lauletta will rejoin the Giants offense as a backup to veteran quarterback Eli Manning.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that Lauletta wouldn't be suspended by the team following the rookie's Oct. 30 arrest on charges of eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest.
The timing of Lauletta's arrest couldn't have been any worse, as there was some belief the fourth-round pick might have gotten his first look as the starting quarterback coming out of the Giants' Week 9 bye. It's unclear how close the Giants might have actually been to making a change under center, but Lauletta's transgression likely gave Shurmur enough reason to stick with veteran Eli Manning for the Week 10 game against the 49ers, an assignment the coach confirmed Tuesday. While Lauletta won't receive a suspension in light of the incident, Shurmur noted that the first-year signal-caller would face "internal consequences" for his actions. Even so, the door isn't necessarily closed on Lauletta getting an opportunity to play at some point in 2018, as Shurmur wouldn't commit to Manning starting beyond Monday's game and said he informed the veteran over the bye week that he needed to play better to retain the top job the rest of the season. Manning has posted a mediocre 8:6 TD:INT through the Giants' first eight games and has shown little ability to evade the pass rush while playing behind a shaky offensive line.
Lauletta was charged with eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest Tuesday, SNY.tv reports.
Arrested in Weehawken, N.J. en route to the Giants' facility Tuesday, Lauletta was cited after failing to obey directions from a police officer and almost striking him with his vehicle. This is apparently Lauletta's second such transgression in as many days. As a 2018 fourth-round pick, his spot on the Giants' 53-man roster is safe, but it could impact the team's decision-making in the event it decides to bench the disappointing Eli Manning at some point. The only other quarterback on the team is journeyman Alex Tanney.
According to sources, Lauletta failed to obey directions from a police officer and nearly struck him with his vehicle. With Eli Manning struggling mightily this season, the 2018 fourth-round pick is the best quarterback candidate on the roster to get extended run in the second half of the season. The Giants' other option, journeyman Alex Tanney, also hasn't taken a snap in 2018.
Lauletta is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Lauletta lost the battle for the backup QB role with the Giants to Alex Tanney. With Tanney operating as the No. 2 and the team relatively healthy, Lauletta is a healthy scratch.
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