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 when he was cut by the Giants.The second-year quarterback wasn't out of a job for long [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-evan-engram-jersey]Cheap Evan Engram Jersey[/url] , though. And, he's ready to move forward with the Jets, who signed him to their practice squad Tuesday."You never see it coming," Webb said after his first practice with his new team. "I think everybody was kind of shocked. At the same time, they made a decision. I don't have to agree with it. But I'm excited to be here and just be the best teammate I can be and just continue to grow."Webb was the Giants' third-round pick in last year's draft, but was surprisingly waived Sunday during final roster cuts . The Giants initially had four quarterbacks on their roster before cutting Webb and keeping rookie Kyle Lauletta and veteran Alex Tanney as backups to Eli Manning.Webb didn't play in a regular-season game last season and was inconsistent this summer in three preseason games."I didn't need a reason," he said. "They made a decision. I didn't agree with it. I don't think many people did, especially my teammates. At the same time, I've moved on and I wish them nothing but the best."Webb added that he had an "emotional conversation" with Manning when he was cut after growing close last season.To make room on the practice squad Tuesday, the Jets released quarterback John Wolford.The former Wake Forest star signed with the Jets in August as an undrafted free agent, played the bulk of the preseason finale at Philadelphia and was waived as New York made its final cuts. He was signed to the practice squad Monday.Once Webb was available, the Jets were among the first teams to contact him about an opportunity with them."I felt like this was the best decision for me," Webb said. "They showed a lot of interest and I felt wanted. I'm excited to be here. There's no doubt about that. I get to keep my house, too."After three years at Texas Tech, Webb transferred to Cal and played one season there. He had a terrific season for the Golden Bears while throwing for 4 [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-kareem-martin-jersey]http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-kareem-martin-jersey[/url] ,295 yards and 37 touchdown passes, and was selected the MVP of the Senior Bowl."He was somebody we looked at coming out (of college)," coach Todd Bowles said. "To have him available and be able to work with him on the practice squad is something that intrigued us about him, with the size and the arm."Webb ended up being the fifth quarterback drafted last year and appeared to be a potential future replacement for Manning.But the Giants, with a new general manager in Dave Gettleman and coach in Pat Shurmur, drafted Lauletta in the fourth round. Davis' future with the franchise then became murky with his uneven preseason during which he was 28 of 53 for 283 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions."I wouldn't say ticked off," Webb said when asked if that's how he felt about the Giants' decision. "I think that's kind of a trick question. I think you have to earn it every single day in this league. I have another opportunity, and I'm excited to be the best quarterback I can be and just continue to grow."Webb joins a Jets offense that has some familiar faces. He got to know offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates while preparing for the NFL draft in 2016.Webb also met quarterback Sam Darnold when the Jets rookie starter was a junior in high school and attending an Elite 11 camp — where Webb was a counselor."I knew he could spin it then," Webb said with a smile. "A few years later, everybody knows he can spin it." New York Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum calls Sunday's visit to Jacksonville an "identity game.""We have to be able to run the ball," Beachum said. "They know that and we know that."The Jaguars (2-1) actually welcome it after what happened in the fourth quarter last week."We want them to try it," Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith said. "Try that. Try to come out and hit in us in the mouth. Try to come out and run it down our throats. ... Try whatever you want to do against us."The Titans pretty much did, at least late. Bruising running back Derrick Henry gained 45 of his 57 yards behind "heavy personnel" in the fourth quarter. Tennessee took advantage of sweltering heat and humidity and essentially beat the Jags at their own game and in their own backyard.Jacksonville's defense will try to redeem itself against the Jets (1-2), who have one of the top rushing tandems in the league. Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell have combined for 310 yards and four touchdowns in three games."Those backs together are a deadly combination," Jaguars defensive tackle Calais Campbell said. "They are special. I'm a big fan of football [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-b.j.-goodson-jersey]B.J. Goodson Jersey[/url] , and I think Crowell and Powell are two of the most underrated players. People don't talk about them, but they're great running backs."The Jets also torched Jacksonville on the ground in last season's Week 4 matchup, which New York won 23-20 in overtime.Powell rushed for a career-high 163 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown in which the Jaguars failed to touch him down, and rookie Elijah McGuire added a 69-yard scoring run. New York finished with 256 yards rushing."It's definitely going to be a good challenge for us up front," Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said.With rookie quarterback Sam Darnold making his fourth start and going against Jacksonville's vaunted defensive front, it makes sense that the Jets would try to establish the run. Throw in that the Jaguars have looked vulnerable to ground attacks — rookie Saquon Barkley ran for 106 yards, including a 68-yard TD run in the fourth — and New York would be silly to do anything else."Because they're good doesn't mean you're not going to challenge them," Jets coach Todd Bowles said. "We feel like we have good players, too, and we're going to challenge them and do the things we need to do to win the ballgame. Understandably, every week you're going to have to go through good players to try to win the ballgame, and that's what we have to do. You can't shy away from them. You have to do your job better than they do their job."Here are some other things to know about the Jets and Jaguars:FOURNETTE RETURNS?Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is expected to return after missing the last two games because of a strained right hamstring. Fournette ran nine times for 41 yards in first half of the season opener against the Giants, but has been sidelined since.He practiced on a limited basis all week.FAVORITE TARGETQuincy Enunwa has quickly established himself as Darnold's favorite target.Through three games, the receiver has seen 29 passes come his way [url=http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-nate-solder-jersey]http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-nate-solder-jersey[/url] , and has a team-leading 17 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown. The next-closest receiver is Terrelle Pryor, who has been targeted just 14 times with eight catches for 158 yards. Robby Anderson has 10 targets with six receptions for 90 yards."I'm just going to put the ball in the receiver's hands who is open," Darnold said. "That's my job, is to find the guy who is open, whether it's a running back, receiver or tight end."PROBLEMATIC PENALTIESThe Jaguars will try to reduce their number of penalties. They have been flagged 26 times for 265 yards."Obviously, it is hurting our football team," coach Doug Marrone said. "We are not a team that is built to overcome long situations. We keep talking about it. We keep stressing it."UNDER PRESSUREThe Jets have 23 quarterback hits, according to Radar360, a mark that ties them with Minnesota for the fourth most in the NFL.They also have eight sacks, tying them for 10th in the league. New York has four sacks in each of the last two games, the first time they have that many in consecutive games since 2015.Despite that success, defensive end Leonard Williams has yet to get a sack — and he registered no statistics against Cleveland."I thought Leonard played well," Bowles said. "He took the pressure off the other guys. They sent two or three guys at him almost every other play. But Leonard caused a lot of other people to make plays and that doesn't show up on the stat sheet. I'm happy with what he did."