NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Feb. 7

Davis Webb was drafted five years ago as the potential heir apparent to Eli Manning. Now he might serve as a backup for Daniel Jones.

The New York Giants signed Webb and punter Jamie Gillan to reserve/future contracts, reuniting them with head coach Brian Daboll. Webb spent the past three seasons with the Bills. He has yet to attempt an pass in the NFL but did make his first appearance this past November. The Texas Tech and Cal product was a third-round pick in 2017.

Gillan closed out the 2021 season with the Bills after serving as the Browns' punter for three seasons.

The Giants also announced that Brandon Brown has been hired as the new assistant general manager. Brown, who interviewed for the Vikings' GM position, spent the previous five seasons with the Eagles. He was promoted to Philadelphia's director of player personnel last year.

Injuries

Coaching staff/front office moves

  • The Atlanta Falcons announced pro director Steve Sabo is stepping down after 12 seasons with the club. He was the Falcons' director of college scouting for half of his tenure.
  • The Buffalo Bills announced Monday the hiring of Aaron Kromer as their new offensive line coach.
  • The Chicago Bears on Monday announced the hiring of Austin King as their assistant offensive line coach. King was on the Raiders coaching staff over the last two seasons.
  • The Detroit Lions are promoting tight ends coach Ben Johnson to offensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Johnson replaces Anthony Lynn, who parted ways with the team after one season.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are hiring former Chargers head coach Mike McCoy as their quarterbacks coach, Rapoport and Pelissero reported. McCoy, who coached the Bolts from 2013-2016, is poised to be an integral part of the development of Trevor Lawrence.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders are moving toward hiring Tom McMahon as their special teams coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. McMahon was the Broncos' special teams coordinator from 2018 through 2021.

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