Danny Etling will compete for a roster spot to be the No. 3 quarterback for the Falcons this season. Even if Etling makes the final roster, he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. Ignore him in all formats on Draft Day.
The Paitriots have waived Etling, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Following New England's selection of Jarrett Stidham in the fourth round of this past April's draft, Etling's path to a roster spot was murky. The 2018 seventh-rounder even saw some work at receiver during training camp in an attempt to carve out a utility role, but Etling was let go Tuesday to make room on the team's roster for trade acquisition Eric Saubert.
Etling signed a futures contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Etling spent all of 2018 on the Patriots' practice squad and will look to compete for the backup quarterback slot next season.
Etling signed a contract to join the Patriots' practice squad, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. New England placed Etling on waivers Sunday, but the quarterback now comes back to the team after going unclaimed. In four preseason appearances, the former LSU quarterback completed 18 of 32 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
Etling was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal reports. The rookie seventh-round pick apparently didn't quite do enough to convince the Patriots they should keep three quarterbacks. Etling did have an 86-yard rushing touchdown in the exhibition finale thanks to a defensive breakdown, but he finished the preseason with a 52.6 completion percentage and just 4.7 yards per pass attempt. The Patriots likely will add him to the practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Etling is expected to play most of Thursday's preseason finale, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports. The rookie from LSU is considered a long shot to make the 53-man roster. The Patriots' decision to select Etling in the seventh round of April's draft came as a surprise to many, given the team's other needs and Etling's inconsistencies throughout his college career. However, if Etling can generate a productive effort Thursday, there's a chance he can persuade New England's brass that he's worthy of active roster consideration. Naturally, it's a tall task to read the mind of Bill Belichick.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||Los Angeles Rams||17||19.63|
|10||11/10||@New Orleans Saints||28||22.78|
|12||11/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|13||11/29||New Orleans Saints||28||22.78|
|15||12/15||@San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|17||12/29||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|