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Giants backup QB Taylor carted off after hard hit

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  • Jordan RaananESPN Staff Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — GAMBLING backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a back injury on a difficult hit in Sunday’s preseason game contrary to the NY Jets and was carted to the locker room.

Taylor was starting the Giants’ preseason finale with starter Daniel Jones being given the afternoon off. He rolled to his right late in the initial quarter and was hit by Jets rookie defensive end Micheal Clemons after throwing a pass.

The play went for a 25-yard completion to tight end Daniel Bellinger, but Taylor remained on the floor until he was treated by the Giants’ medical staff. He eventually jogged off the field but went immediately to the blue medical tent for observation.

When Taylor emerged from the tent, he hopped on a cart and was taken up to the locker room. Third-string quarterback Davis Webb took Taylor’s place and will be next in line behind Jones should Taylor’s injury force him to miss time.

The Giants signed Taylor earlier this offseason to function as veteran backup behind Jones. It had been imperative they had a contingency plan after things went awry last season, when Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm served as replacement starters for the ultimate six games while Jones was out with a neck injury.

NY lost all six of these games and averaged just 9.3 points per game.

Taylor, 33, has started games in his career for the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, LA Chargers and Houston Texans. He signed a two-year, $11 million cope with the Giants this offseason.

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