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Sport Giants sign Joe Looney, Damion Willis

02:21  01 august  2021
02:21  01 august  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Damion Lakeith Willis (born June 20, 1997) is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He played college football at Troy. Lewis was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Meridian, Mississippi. He was raised by a single mother who worked as a hospice nurse.

Joseph Donald Looney (born August 31, 1990) is an American football center who is a free agent. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest University. Looney was raised in Lake Worth, Florida.

Joe Looney in a baseball game © Provided by NBC Sports

Veteran offensive lineman Joe Looney has followed his former Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett, to the Giants.

Looney signed with the Giants on Saturday, the team announced.

The Giants also signed linebacker Todd Davis and receiver Damion Willis. Davis’ signing previously was reported.

Looney is entering his ninth NFL season. He has played 104 regular-season games, with 42 starts for San Francisco, Tennessee and Dallas.

He spent the previous five seasons with the Cowboys, the first four of those with Garrett.

In 2020, Looney started 12 games, 11 games at center and one at right guard. He appeared in 13 games, the first time he did not play a full 16-game season since 2015, his lone season with the Titans.

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Joe Don Looney (October 10, 1942 – September 24, 1988) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants , Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints.

The Cowboys have re- signed veteran offensive lineman Joe Looney , who has been a backup center and guard with them since 2016. He has been active for all 32 games the last two seasons. Rob Phillips on Twitter. The Cowboys’ re- signing of G/C Joe Looney is official. #cowboyswire. Within the last 48 hours, the Cowboys signed another guard-center reserve in Marcus Martin. This seemed to be the end for Looney , who was still a free agent, but now Dallas should have both players at least through the end of August.

Willis was cut by the Broncos on July 20 after signing with them in mid-May. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent for the Bengals in 2019, appearing in 10 games. He caught nine passes for 82 yards as a rookie.

Cincinnati waived Willis last August. He also spent time with the Browns and Jaguars in 2020 but did not appear in any games last season.

Giants sign Joe Looney, Damion Willis originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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