Danny Etling’s time as a Patriot is seemingly over for now.
Etling, who was not current for coaching camp apply on Tuesday, has been waived by the crew, in accordance with ESPN’s Field Yates. The transfer was considerably anticipated, given Etling’s latest place change from backup quarterback to huge receiver.
The Patriots have waived QB/WR Danny Etling, per source. Etling begun working at WR this offseason to attempt to enhance his roster probabilities.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 13, 2019
Though he mentioned all the appropriate issues concerning the transition, and sometimes stayed late after apply, Etling was unable to search out his footing among the many likes of newcomer Maurice Harris, rookie N’Keal Harry, and undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers. In New England’s preseason opener vs. the Detroit Lions final Thursday, Etling was focused as soon as and didn’t make a catch. He was on the sphere for simply two offensive snaps.
“He worked extremely hard,” Harris mentioned. “He’s a great guy. I think he will keep his head high and be positive about the decision and everything. He was doing good. I hope the best for him in the future.”
Etling’s roster spot first got here into query when the Patriots chosen quarterback Jarrett Stidham with the 133rd total decide on this 12 months’s draft. Stidham accomplished 14 of his 24 passes for 179 yards in opposition to the Lions, additional cementing his position because the crew’s third-string passer.
Drafted 219th total in 2018, Etling spent nearly all of final season as a member of New England’s apply squad. Though he didn’t log a single snap throughout the common season, he certain made a reputation for himself when he bolted for an 86-yard landing throughout the crew’s preseason finale final season.
If Etling clears waivers, the Patriots might nonetheless signal him to the apply squad.
“He’s a student of the game,” mentioned fellow huge receiver Braxton Berrios, who roomed with Etling. “He loves the game of football. He studies like nobody I have ever been around.”