With the impending free agencies of back quarterbacks Josh Johnson and Ryan Nassib, the New York Giants have added Keith Wenning to their practice squad.The New York Giants have added quarterback Keith Wenning to their practice squad in a late season addition. His signing is likely an insurance move by the team, as current backup signal callers Josh Johnson and Ryan Nassib are both slated to become free agents in 2017.
During his four-year collegiate career at Ball State, Wenning posted totals of 1,035 competitions for 11,402 passing yards with 92 touchdowns to 42 interceptions. With his gaudy touchdown numbers, he became one of only 33 NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks with at least 90 career passing touchdowns. Wenning also carried the football 177 times for 323 yards and 13 scores for the Cardinals.
He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Wenning was one of the team’s final training camp cuts, joining the Ravens practice squad after failing to make the active roster.
He was released from the team at season’s end and spent his 2015 training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. With his new team, Wenning again failed to make the Bengal’s active roster but was re-signed to their practice squad. After a late season injury to starting quarterback Andy Dalton, Wenning was promoted to the team’s active roster. He was with Cincinnati during their 2016 training camp but was released just before the start of the regular season.
With the possibility of both Johnson and Nassib departing in the offseason, New York brings Wenning in to have at least one other quarterback on their roster that knows the team’s system.