The New York Giants are going into the 2021 season with Daniel Jones as their starting quarterback. But the battle for backup quarterback just became a two-horse race after their latest release.
On Wednesday, the Giants released quarterback Clayton Thorson from the team with an injury designation. The Giants previously waived Thorson earlier this month due to a concussion. He cleared waivers and reverted to the team’s injured reserve list.
As a result of his injury designation, Thorson must wait until his injury designation expires before he can sign with another team. If he remains a free agent, he can still re-sign with the Giants at a later date.
Thorson spent the 2020 season on the New York Giants practice and was elevated to the full roster for several games. But he never played in one for the Giants.
The New York Giants have waived QB Clayton Thorson (concussion) off of IR with an injury settlement, https://t.co/RH2CTp5hs8
— TheGiantsWire (@TheGiantsWire) August 26, 2021
Clayton Thorson was a fifth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Northwestern. But he didn’t make the team during final roster cuts and signed with the Dallas Cowboys practice squad instead.
Thorson spent his rookie season on the practice squad but was never elevated to the 53-man roster. He was signed to a reserve/future contract after the 2019 season but was released before the 2020 season.
With Clayton Thorson’s release, Mike Glennon and Brian Lewerke are the two backups on the roster.
Will Thorson find a new team for this season?
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