Bethel-Thompson opted out of the CFL season Monday in hopes of landing an NFL contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bethel-Thompson is eyeing a return to the NFL after spending the last few seasons in the CFL. He threw for over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns with the Toronto Argonauts last season and could latch on with a team in need of quarterback depth.
Bethel-Thompson completed 2-of-4 passes for 22 yards to go along with two rushing attempts for a loss of three yards during Thursday's preseason win over the Steelers.
Bethel-Thompson remains buried on the Eagles' depth chart behind Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel, and Carson Wentz (ribs). With Wentz still sidelined due to injury, Bethel-Thompson serves as the third option at quarterback, but is still a longshot to make the roster.
The Eagles and Bethel-Thompson agreed to a contract Sunday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Bethel-Thompson spent a portion of the offseason with the Eagles, who ring in as his fifth NFL organization. However, he was away from the team during the all-important OTAs and mandatory minicamp, meaning he's likely a mere camp body in a QB room composed of presumptive starter Sam Bradford, 2016 second overall pick Carson Wentz, and offseason signee Chase Daniel.
Bethel-Thompson is signing with the Eagles, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
With Mark Sanchez under contract through 2016, Bethel-Thompson will likely compete for the No. 3 quarterback role. The 27-year-old former UDFA has spent time with a slew of different organizations over the last five years, but he's never made an appearance in a regular-season game.
The Vikings announced they added quarterback Chandler Harnish, receiver Donte Foster and safety Pierre Warren to the practice squad. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was released from the squad.
The Patriots signed defensive end Cameron Henderson to the practice squad and released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson from the squad.
One day after releasing quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson from the practice squad, the Patriots have re-signed him to the unit.
Bethel-Thompson Has hooked up with four different NFL teams since 2011, but has yet to take a snap in a game.
The Patriots signed offensive lineman Chris Barker, tight end Allen Reisner and running back Marcus Thigpen to the practice squad and released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety Kanorris Davis and defensive back Dax Swanson from the squad.
The Patriots filled their entire 10-man practice squad, signing defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Charley Hughlett and Deontae Skinner, receiver Josh Boyce, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, safety Kanorris Davis, running back Jonas Gray, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive back Dax Swanson.
The 49ers made several moves to trim the roster to 75 players Monday.
The team waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punt Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson and wide receiver Devon Wylie, while also releasing wide receiver David Reed.
The team placed running back Marcus Lattimore, fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser and guard Brandon Thomas on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List and linebacker NaVorro Bowman, tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey were placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. Linebacker Blake Costanzo was released from the Injured Reserve list.
The 49ers signed running back Jewel Hampton and quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to reserve/futures contracts, reports CSNBayArea.com. Both were on the team's practice squad.
The 49ers waived third-string quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to clear a roster spot Tuesday for wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was activated off the PUP list.
The 49ers have revealed their inactive list for Week 12 at Washington. The list includes quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Quinton Patton, cornerback Tarell Brown, guard Mike Iupati, tight end Garrett Celek, defensive end Cornellius Carradine and defensive tackle Ray McDonald.
Wide receiver Quinton Patton (foot) is the lone injured 49ers player on the inactive list produced by the team for the game Sunday against the Saints.
The others are quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, defensive tackle Cornellius Carradine, tight end Garrett Celek, guard Joe Looney and linebacker Nick Moody.
Nearly all who were injured have been cleared to play Sunday by the 49ers against Carolina. The two exceptions on the inactive list, coincidentally, are both named Quinton. They are defensive lineman Quinton Dial (ankle) and wide receiver Quinton Patton (foot).
The healthy scratches are quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, defensive tackle Tank Carradine, guard Joe Looney, wide receiver Kassim Osgood and cornerback Eric Wright.
The San Francisco 49ers listed several healthy scratches for the Week 8 game in London against Jacksonville on Sunday. Those healthy scratches are as follows: RB LaMichael James, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Jermaine Cunningham, and G Joe Looney.
The 49ers have listed the following players inactive for Week 7 against the Titans: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Quinton Patton, wide receiver Marlon Moore, running back LaMichael James, defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, guard Joe Looney.
The 49ers listed seven players as inactive for the game against the Cardinals: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, receivers Quinton Patton and Chris Harper, offensive lineman Joe Looney, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, running back LaMichael James and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.
The 49ers claimed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson off waivers from the Vikings and cut quarterback John Skelton, reports USA Today.
As expected, the Vikings waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson so they could sign former Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman. Freeman will not start Week 6 against Carolina.