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September 22, 2020 07:44 PM
Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons released Lauletta from the practice squad Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

The Falcons still have QB Kurt Benkert on the practice squad, and he'll be the primary practice squad option behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub. Lauletta hasn't played since 2018 when he failed to complete a pass on five attempts for the Giants.

September 9, 2020 09:32 PM
Kyle Lauletta: Moves to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons signed Lauletta to the practice squad Sunday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Lauletta was waived by the team after just three days of practice, but he'll stick on the practice squad. QB Kurt Benkert is also on the practice roster, so if Matt Ryan or Matt Schaub go down, it's unclear who will be called up.

September 6, 2020 11:20 AM
Kyle Lauletta: Cut quickly in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons waived Lauletta on Saturday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Lauletta signed Wednesday and faced long odds to make the team as the No. 3 QB behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub. However, he could be a dependable practice squad quarterback, so look for him to sign if he clears waivers.

September 3, 2020 03:16 PM
Falcons' Kyle Lauletta: Earns deal with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta signed a contract with the Falcons on Wednesday.

Lauletta worked out for the team Sunday with three other quarterbacks, and, as evidenced by this news, the Richmond product emerged victorious. Lauletta appeared in two games during his lone season with the Giants in 2018, throwing one interception and completing no passes on five attempts. The 25-year-old will compete with Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert for backup duties behind Matt Ryan with the 2020 season looming.

August 31, 2020 12:04 AM
Kyle Lauletta: Getting a look from Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta was among a group of three quarterbacks who attended a tryout with the Falcons on Sunday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The former Richmond Spider and fourth-round draft choice of the Giants is competing with Jake Rudock and Kyle Sloter for a potential roster spot, or a role on the practice squad. Lauletta appeared in two games during his lone season in the Meadowlands in 2018, throwing one interception and completing no passes on five attempts. He competed on the Eagles' practice squad last year, but now he'll look to join a backup committee in Atlanta as the team prepares to cut down its active roster to 53 players by the Saturday deadline.

August 18, 2020 01:48 PM
Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles waived Lauletta on Monday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Lauletta spent the 2019 campaign on Philadelphia's practice squad and subsequently signed a reserve/future contract following the season. He was looking to compete for a reserve role under center, but the team ultimately has opted to let him go. He'll now be free to find a new opportunity.

January 7, 2020 08:44 PM
Eagles' Kyle Lauletta: Will compete for backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on Monday.

Lauletta spent the 2019 campaign on the Eagles' practice squad. Now, he'll set his sight on securing the backup role to Carson Wentz (head) in 2020. Josh McCown showed he has plenty left in the tank after relieving Wentz in the wild-card loss to the Seahawks, but his contract expires in March. If McCown doesn't re-sign, it'll likely be between Lauletta and Nate Sudfeld for the No. 2 role, barring another acquisition through free agency or the draft.

September 1, 2019 02:32 PM
Kyle Lauletta: Gets practice squad call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta went unclaimed on waivers, and agreed to a contract with the Eagles' practice squad Sunday, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

The former 2018 fourth-round pick became expendable after the team elected to role with Daniel Jones and Eli Manning at quarterback. Lauletta grew up in the Philadelphia area, so he'll get a chance to compete for a roster spot and impress the coaches of his hometown team.

August 31, 2019 08:16 PM
Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Lauletta on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After being selected in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, the Giants have opted to move on with Eli Manning and Daniel Jones locked in at the top of the depth chart.

August 10, 2019 04:28 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Shows well Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta (knee) completed nine of 12 passing attempts for 116 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's preseason game against the Jets.

Lauletta also rushed twice for two yards. The 2018 fourth-round pick appears to have fully recovered from the knee injury that limited him during minicamp and played a solid game Thursday. Lauletta is competing for a third-string role with Alex Tanney, who also logged a strong preseason showing versus the Jets.

June 6, 2019 04:44 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Limited during minicamp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta (knee) saw first-team work but attempted only three passes during Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Lauletta has been recovering from a minor knee procedure since March, and his limited action Wednesday suggests he's not completely healthy just yet. The 2018 fourth-round pick faces immense pressure to secure a roster spot coming off a disappointing rookie campaign and an offseason in which the Giants nabbed another developmental quarterback in Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick. Lauletta, holdover Alex Tanney and undrafted rookie Eric Dungey are likely battling for one roster spot, if the Giants even elect to break camp with a third quarterback.

March 5, 2019 02:12 AM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Recovering from knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta underwent a "minor" procedure on his knee this offseason, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Selected in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, Lauletta's rookie season was notable for all the wrong reasons. Along with an inability to get on the field in the midst of continued struggles by Eli Manning, Lauletta was arrested in October and eventually pled guilty to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges. If he avoids legal issues through January 2020, Lauletta will have all three charges expunged from his record. Where he stands on the Giants' quarterback depth chart will be notable as the team proceeds with offseason maneuvering. Manning remains on the roster, Alex Tanney re-signed Monday, and another signal-caller could join the fray via free agency or the draft over the next two months.

January 15, 2019 01:56 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Settles legal situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta plead guilty Tuesday to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges stemming from his Oct. 30 arrest in Weehawken, N.J., Jordan Raanan of reports.

There's no telling if Lauletta would have seen the field more as a rookie with Eli Manning going through the motions, but this brush with the law likely didn't help his case. Per Raanan, Lauletta will have all three charges dropped if he avoids any additional legal issues over the next 12 months. From a football standpoint, if Manning is retained and another QB is brought in via free agency or the draft, Lauletta's roster spot for the 2019 campaign could be in jeopardy as the Giants work their way through the offseason program, training camp and the preseason slate.

January 2, 2019 02:56 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Outlook in limbo for 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta only played one offensive snap in the Giants' 36-35 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Inactive for the previous two games, Lauletta dressed as a third quarterback in Week 17, taking the field for one play, where he acted as a blocker. A 2018 fourth-round pick, Lauletta's lone other action as a rookie came in relief of Eli Manning in a Week 14 blowout win over the Redskins, during which he failed to complete any of his five passes and tossed an interception. It's unclear as of yet whether the Giants will bring Manning back in 2019, but even if they don't, Lauletta looks like a long shot for a major role after the team refused to audition him long after it was out of playoff contention.

December 16, 2018 09:16 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Returns to inactive list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Lauletta dressed as the top backup to Eli Manning over journeyman Alex Tanney during the previous two games and saw his first NFL action in relief last week in the Giants' 40-16 victory over the Redskins. Even while playing in garbage time, the rookie out of Richmond didn't look NFL-ready, completing none of his five throws and tossing an interception. Though coach Pat Shurmur said a few days ago that Lauletta would retain the No. 2 gig in Week 15, he evidently had a change of heart as gameday approached. The move back to the inactive list can't be seen as anything other than a negative development for Lauletta, who may not be viewed within the organization as a potential long-term successor to Manning.

December 12, 2018 03:08 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Sticking as No. 2 quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pat Shumur confirmed Lauletta would remain the Giants' No. 2 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Titans, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

A healthy inactive through the Giants' first 12 games, Lauletta moved ahead of Alex Tanney on the depth chart and dressed as the backup to Eli Manning the past two weeks. With the Week 14 win over the Redskins turning into a lopsided affair by halftime, Lauletta came on in relief and failed to complete any of his five attempts while also tossing an interception. The poor showing didn't inspire much confidence about Lauletta's ability to direct the offense, though the rookie may get some more in-game reps over the final three weeks of the season if the Giants want to get a glimpse of what post-Manning life might look like.

December 2, 2018 12:08 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Moves into top backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta will be active for the first time all season Sunday against the Bears, dressing as the backup to starting quarterback Eli Manning, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Lauletta, a fourth-round pick out of Richmond, will replace journeyman Alex Tanney as the No. 2 signal-caller after satisfying the Giants with his actions following an Oct. 30 arrest stemming from an incident where he allegedly drove carelessly through traffic. With the Giants entering the Week 13 contest at 3-8 for the season, it's likely that Lauletta -- and potentially Tanney -- will get opportunities to play over the final five games as the team sees what it has in the cupboard behind Manning heading into 2019.

November 24, 2018 12:20 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Could get late-season look
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants intend to play Lauletta at some point during the 2018 season, though the rookie likely won't receive an opportunity to do so until New York is officially eliminated from playoff contention, a source told Ralph Vacchiano of

With a 3-7 record heading into Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, the Giants face long odds to reach the postseason, though the team is still only two games behind co-NFC East leaders Dallas and Washington in the loss column. So long as their slim possibility for claiming the division crown remains alive, the Giants appear set to proceed with Eli Manning as their starting signal-caller, with journeyman Alex Tanney acting as the No. 2 quarterback. Since neither Manning nor Tanney looks to be part of New York's long-term plans, it makes sense for the team to see what it has in Lauletta, a rookie fourth-round pick, over the final few contests of the season. At 6-foot-2 and 222 pounds, Lauletta is slightly undersized for a quarterback, but he displayed an accurate arm during his four-year college career at Richmond.

November 13, 2018 03:12 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Inactive Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lauletta (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Lauletta is likely facing discipline after he was charged with eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest in late October. The rookie fourth-round pick will not suit up for Sunday's tilt against the 49ers, and it remains to be seen when Lauletta will rejoin the Giants offense as a backup to veteran quarterback Eli Manning.

November 6, 2018 12:36 PM
Giants' Kyle Lauletta: Won't be suspended following arrest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that Lauletta wouldn't be suspended by the team after the rookie was booked Oct. 30 on charges of eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest.

The timing of Lauletta's arrest couldn't have been any worse, as there was some belief the fourth-round pick might have earned his first look as the starting quarterback coming out of the Giants' Week 9 bye. It's unclear how close the Giants might have actually been to making a change under center, but Lauletta's transgression likely gave Shurmur all the reason he needed to stick with veteran Eli Manning for the Week 10 game against the 49ers, an assignment the coach confirmed Tuesday. While Lauletta won't receive a suspension in light of the incident, Shurmur noted that the first-year signal-caller would face "internal consequences" for his actions. Despite Lauletta's poor judgment, the door isn't necessarily closed on him getting an opportunity to play at some point in 2018, as Shurmur wouldn't commit to Manning starting beyond Monday's game and said he informed the veteran over the bye week that he needed to improve his play in order to retain the top job the rest of the season. Manning has posted a mediocre 8:6 TD:INT through the Giants' first eight games and has shown little ability to evade the pass rush while playing behind a shaky offensive line.

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