Etling was signed to Atlanta's practice squad Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Etling resembled a late-season Josh Allen in his two exhibition appearances for Atlanta, rushing for 115 yards on 17 attempts against the Redskins and Jaguars. He was shaky in completing just two of six pass attempts for 19 yards during his Falcons debut against Washington, but managed to rebound the subsequent week with 15 completions on 25 attempts, 174 passing yards and one touchdown at Jacksonville. He brings value as a practice squad player, providing the Falcons defense with the weekly opportunity to prepare against a quarterback who has a propensity to tuck it and run.
Etling signed with Atlanta's practice squad Sunday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports. Etling was originally claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Aug. 14. While the 25-year-old didn't survive cut-down day, he'll be able to stick around with the Falcons. Etling will at least be able to give the defense an opportunity to practice against an elusive quarterback, and could work his way up the ladder over time.
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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||Los Angeles Rams||2||5.00|
|10||11/10||@New Orleans Saints||26||28.00|
|12||11/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||11.00|
|13||11/29||New Orleans Saints||26||28.00|
|15||12/15||@San Francisco 49ers||9||15.00|
|17||12/29||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||11.00|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|