Millville’s Ryquell Armstead Lands with NFC East Team
On Monday the Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with former Millville running back Ryquell Armstead.
On Tuesday, he has a new team, signing a deal with the New York Giants.
The former Thunderbolt star missed the entire 2020 season, dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Armstead last played in the NFL during the 2019 season, rushing for 198 yards and catching 14 balls for 144 yards and two touchdown.
Armstead was a fifth-round pick, who played his college call at nearby Temple University. He ran for a school-record 337 yards in a game as a senior at Millville and rushed for 1,488 yards and 18 touchdowns that season.
The Jags have undrafted rookie James Robinson at the top of the depth chart, after running for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns, and catch 49 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns and then drafted former Clemson running back Travis Etienne 25th overall last month, making Armstead expendable.
Earlier this week, the Giants have also added former Eagles running back Corey Clement, and the two players figure to be fighting for a roster spot in the Giants backfield. Clement appeared in 14 games last season with the Eagles with 26 touches.
Clement was a key member of the Eagles Super Bowl winning team and played his high school football at near by Glassboro high.
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