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New York Giants claim former Jacksonville Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead

Dec 29, 2019; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead (23) looks on prior to the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants claimed running back Ryquell Armstead off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL Network reported Tuesday.

The Jaguars waived the 2019 fifth-round draft pick on Monday.

Armstead, who missed the 2020 season due to COVID-19, played all 16 games as a rookie out of Temple in 2019 and rushed for 108 yards on 35 carries while adding 144 yards on 14 receptions with two touchdowns.

Armstead, 24, went on the COVID-19 reserve list last August after developing severe respiratory problems.

–Field Level Media