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Alex Tanney | Quarterback | #3

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Monmouth (IL)
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Titans waived QB Alex Tanney.
Tanney announced the news himself on Twitter. The Titans signed Blaine Gabbert and drafted Luke Falk, so they had to create some space in the quarterback room. Tanney likely will find a home as a camp arm, but the 30-year-old has never established himself as anything more than an emergency backup. Tennessee also cut RB Khalfani Muhammad and DL Johnny Maxey. Apr 30 - 9:42 AM

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Alex Tanney (foot) is expected to be ready for offseason workouts.

Tanney spent 2017 on IR after going down in the preseason finale. An exclusive rights free agent, Tanney should return to compete for a role behind Marcus Mariota.
Source: WMBD-TV
Feb 17 - 7:20 PM

Titans signed QB Alex Tanney off the Colts' practice squad.

With Marcus Mariota (MCL) done for the season, Tanney will close out the year as Zach Mettenberger's backup.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Bucs signed QB Alex Tanney.

Tanney was waived by the Browns last week. The trick-shot quarterback will compete with Mike Kafka for No. 3 duties.
Tue, May 20, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Browns waived QB Alex Tanney.

With the Johnny Manziel Rolling Thunder Revue barreling into Cleveland, the Browns have let go of Tanney and Vince Young. Best known for his YouTube trick-shot video, Tanney is a 26-year-old former undrafted free agent who's never appeared in a regular season game. The odds grow slimmer by the day that he ever will.
Mon, May 12, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Alex Tanney threw sharper, crisper passes than Caleb Hanie during the portion of Wednesday's practice that was open to the media.

Tanney has more natural tools and Hanie has more experience with four career NFL starts. The duo is sharing first-team reps this week as Brandon Weeden (concussion) and Jason Campbell (concussion) wait to get cleared for practice. At this point, any of the quartet could end up starting in an impossible spot at New England Sunday. Josh Gordon owners should be hoping the stronger arm of Tanney gets the call if Weeden/Campbell can't go.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 09:00:00 AM

Coach Rob Chudzinski said he never considered pulling Brandon Weeden in favor of Alex Tanney in Sunday's loss to the Jags.

Although Weeden was struggling badly with turnovers once again, Tanney wasn't ready to go into the game. The former Cowboys practice squadder was just signed a week ago. "If we had put him in that situation, we were very limited in what we had in the package that we built for him," Chudzinski said. Weeden is now in the league's concussion protocol as is Jason Campbell. Tanney is the only healthy quarterback on the roster for now.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Browns signed QB Alex Tanney off the Cowboys practice squad.

Tanney will back up Brandon Weeden in Week 13 if Jason Campbell (concussion) isn't cleared. The Browns also worked out free agent QB Caleb Hanie on Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Cowboys signed QB Alex Tanney, WRs Danny Coale and Tim Benford, OG Ray Dominguez, DE Jason Vega, DB Micah Pellerin, S Jakar Hamilton, and LB Cameron Lawrence to their practice squad.

The Cowboys only kept two active quarterbacks -- Tony Romo and Kyle Orton -- in essence making Tanney the No. 3. Coale and Benford are set to spend their second consecutive seasons on Dallas' practice squad.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Cowboys waived QB Alex Tanney.

The Cowboys will only keep two quarterbacks for the second straight season. Tanney, 25, could be a candidate for practice squad.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Cowboys signed QB Alex Tanney and WR Lavasier Tuinei.

A trick-throw specialist on YouTube, Tanney will serve as a camp arm as the Cowboys scale back 33-year-old Tony Romo's reps. Tuinei is a 6-foot-5, 206-pound red-zone specialist. He'll try to make Dallas' practice squad.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 01:16:00 PM

The Cowboys plan to sign free agents QB Alex Tanney and WR Lavasier Tuinei.

Both players worked out for the Cowboys earlier in the week, and will accompany the team to Oxnard, CA for training camp this weekend.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 01:50:00 PM

The Cowboys worked out free agent QBs Alex Tanney, Kyle Padron and Chase Clement Tuesday.

The Cowboys want to add another quarterback before camp. They currently have just Nick Stephens and Dalton Williams behind Tony Romo and Kyle Orton. They're expected to keep only two quarterbacks. The all-time Division III passing leader, Tanney spent last season on Kansas City's injured reserve. Whoever gets signed won't be more than a camp body.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Chiefs signed Monmouth QB Alex Tanney.

Tanney generated buzz with a trick shot YouTube video, but was also prolific as a four-year starter. He owns the Division III record for passing yards, and NCAA record with 157 career touchdown passes. Tanney will need the Chiefs to sour on Brady Quinn or Ricky Stanzi to have any shot at a roster spot, however.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 11:18:00 AM

The Bills have invited undrafted free agent QB Alex Tanney to their upcoming rookie camp.

Tanney generated some hype last year for a trick shot video on YouTube, and fits the Bills' recent history of taking fliers on small-school types. A four-year starter at Monmouth, Tanney owns the Division III record for passing yards, and his 157 career touchdowns are the all-time NCAA mark. A solid showing could earn Tanney some practice squad consideration.
Sun, May 6, 2012 03:30:00 PM

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3Wayne Gallman
4Jalen Simmons
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Saquon Barkley
3RB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
FB1Shane Smith
WR11Odell Beckham
2Roger Lewis
3Cody Latimer
4Amba Etta-Tawo
5Kalif Raymond
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Travis Rudolph
3Kevin Norwood
4Russell Shepard
5Keeon Johnson
WR31Roger Lewis
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
4Kyle Carter
5Ryan O'Malley
LT1Nate Solder
2Nick Becton
LG1Will Hernandez
2Patrick Omameh
3Ethan Cooper
C1Brett Jones
2Kristjan Sokoli
RG1John Greco
2John Jerry
3Jon Halapio
4Chris Scott
RT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
K1Aldrick Rosas
2Marshall Koehn