Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ex-Patriots QB, Draft Pick to Sign with Broncos: Report

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A former New England Patriots quarterback signs with the Denver Broncos.

Danny Etling, a draft selection of the Patriots in the seventh round in 2018, will sign, according to the Broncos practice team Mike Klis from 9News.

“QB Danny Etling has released the COVID logs and has been signed per league source with the Broncos’ exercise team,” Klis said on Saturday November 13th.

The Broncos are currently grappling with some sort of COVID-19 outbreak. Backup quarterback Drew Lock missed the Week 9 win against the Dallas Cowboys after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

Castle will too Miss Sunday’s game against the Eagles. He won’t be returning from the COVID list until Monday.

Denver is also likely to forego offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for Sunday’s match after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Broncos’ other quarterbacks – Teddy Bridgewater and Brett Rypien – are doing well on COVID testing. after Klis. That probably means the Etling signing is just a precautionary measure in case things get worse on the COVID tests for Broncos players.

Although Bridgewater and Rypien tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday, chances are they will still test positive on Sunday. If they aren’t cleared on Sunday morning, Etling would serve as the team’s quarterback.

Etling played the 2018 season as a member of the Patriots’ training team. He later moved to the wide receiver position before the start of the 2019 season but was cut before the start of the regular season.

The LSU alum also previously served with the Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, and Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks released him in late October.

Klis reports that the former Patriots quarterback will make $ 9,200 a week as long as he stays on the training team.

“Etling will be earning $ 9,200 a week, which means he’ll make $ 82,800 if he’s on the Broncos’ training team for the last 9 weeks (eight games),” said Kils.

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The Patriots will be sidelined for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns without two major offensive players.

Both start running back Damien Harris (concussion) and wide receiver Gunner Olszewski (concussion) were excluded for week 10 on Saturday.

As Adam Schefer from ESPN reports, the Patriots are still hoping Rhamondre Stevenson can run back despite the concussion protocol. If he can’t, Brandon Bolden and JJ Taylor would be the next patriots.

“With Damien Harris banned for Sunday with a concussion, the Patriots are still hoping that rookie RB Rhamondre Stevenson can clear the concussion protocol before Sunday’s game against the Browns,” said Schefter.

Bolden has served third behind for most of the season, making 22 receptions so far. If Stevenson fails, the 31-year-old will be ready to go.

About Mass Live’s Chris Mason:

“As Bill (Belichick) always says, ‘The more you can do.’ Whatever the situation requires, you have to get up and be there. That’s pretty much what I do, ”said Bolden on Friday. “That’s how I do it and I wish the boys the best.”

As Adam Schefer from ESPN reports, the Patriots are still hoping Rhamondre Stevenson can run back despite the concussion protocol. If he can’t, Brandon Bolden and JJ Taylor would be the next patriots.



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