Prior to the Giants' game against the New England Patriots on Thursday night, the team waived quarterback Alex Tanney while promoting running back Austin Walter from the practice squad, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
That means Eli Manning will be the Giants only other active quarterback, behind rookie Daniel Jones.
Tanney, the 31-year-old journeyman QB, has played in just one NFL game since entering the league in 2012. He completed 10 of 14 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown for the Tennessee Titans in 2015.
He was originally signed by the Giants on May 2, 2018 and served as Manning's backup for the 2018 season. Tanney never took a snap in the regular season with the Giants, but on March 4 he signed a two-year extension with the team.
Walter will be third on the Giants' depth chart for Thursday night's game, as the team is without starter Saquon Barkley and backup RB Wayne Gallman. Elijhaa Penny and Jon Hilliman are expected to share the backfield against the Patriots.
Walter, a rookie back out of Rice University, has yet to play in a regular season game. He did play in four preseason games as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, rushing for 125 yards on 36 attempts and one touchdown. The Giants signed him to the practice squad on Sept. 18, after he was waived by the 49ers on Aug. 31.