It didn’t take long for recently waived Patriots quarterback/wide receiver Danny Etling to find a new home, as the Falcons have claimed the 25-year-old off waivers, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
The Falcons have claimed former Patriots QB/WR Danny Etling off of waivers, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 14, 2019
Converted to wide receiver for training camp, Etling was often the last one to leave the field throughout training camp, doing everything he could to get better as a receiving option for the Patriots.
But the 2018 seventh-round pick failed to haul in a catch on his one target in New England’s 31-3 beatdown of the Lions in their preseason opener, and was cut following the team’s trade for then-Atlanta tight end Eric Saubert earlier this week.
With Etling reportedly claimed by the Falcons, the Patriots and Falcons essentially made a deal to send Etling and a conditional seventh-round draft pick to the Falcons in exchange for the 25-year-old Saubert.