Hackenberg was waived by the Eagles on Friday, Matt Lombardo reports.
Even with Carson Wentz (knee) and Nick Foles struggling through injuries all preseason, Hackenberg was unable to carve out a backup position. The 2016 second-rounder moves on from his third team of the offseason after being traded by the Jets and cut by the Raiders. Hackenberg will be an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers.
Philadelphia is an interesting landing spot for Hackenberg. Upon his arrival, he may receive a far amount of snaps with Carson Wentz (knee) and Nick Foles (neck) on the mend. That said, it'd be a surprise if Hackenberg beats out Nate Sudfeld for the No. 3 job due to his experience in the system.
Hackenberg was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Hackenberg was acquired by the Raiders in a trade for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick with the Jets, but it appears Oakland quickly realized they had no use for the quarterback on their roster. With Hackenberg's release, the Raiders get back the seventh-round pick they originally traded, and Hackenberg will be an unrestricted free agent should he clear waivers.
Hackenberg was the odd man out during the start of OTAs on Tuesday, as he saw less reps than each of the other three Jets quarterbacks, and chances are the former Penn State standout was going to be released anyway this offseason after New York acquired Teddy Bridgewater and drafted Sam Darnold with the third overall pick. Hackenberg has been limited to just preseason action in each of the past two seasons, and chances are he'll end up being released by the Raiders, who already had three quarterbacks on their roster, before the start of this regular season.
Hackenberg could lose his roster spot this offseason, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.
The Jets likely will re-sign Josh McCown or add another veteran, in addition to taking a close look at the top available quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. Given that he's yet to attempt a pass in the regular season and hasn't been able to pass Bryce Petty on the depth chart, Hackenberg is unlikely to enter OTAs any higher than third in the pecking order at quarterback. The 2016 second-round pick was awful in limited preseason action the past two years, completing 59 of 121 passes (48.8 percent) for 531 yards (4.4 per attempt) with three touchdowns and four interceptions. Petty may also find himself on the chopping block this offseason.
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