Is Matt Corral a member of the Patriots? That depends on the day. Roughly 24 hours after releasing the quarterback, New England has re-signed Corral to its practice squad, according to NFL Media, marking the latest turn in a whirlwind of transactions.
Originally a third-round draft pick of the Panthers in 2022, Corral spent a single season in Carolina — all of it on injured reserve, due to a preseason foot injury — before his release as part of final roster cuts this summer.
Since then, here’s how things have unfolded for the Ole Miss product:
Aug. 31: Claimed off waivers by the Patriots, becoming New England’s new No. 2 QBSept. 9: Demoted to No. 3 QB after Bailey Zappe, the 2022 backup, rejoined the active rosterSept. 9: Placed on the exempt/left squad list after reportedly leaving the team without noticeSept. 18: Released from the exempt/left squad list, officially becoming a free agentSept. 19: Signed to the Patriots’ practice squad
Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not elaborate on why Corral left the team ahead of the season opener, citing a “personal issue” for the QB. Now on the scout team, Corral is eligible to be elevated to the game-day roster on three different occasions. He can also be promoted to the 53-man roster, or signed by any other team, at any time.
Zappe remains the top backup to Mac Jones on New England’s depth chart.
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Author : Cody Benjamin
Publish date : 2023-09-20 01:10:51
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