The Philadelphia Eagles have signed ex-New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta to their practice squad ahead of the regular season.
On Saturday, the New York Giants had to make 35 moves in order to put together their initial 53-man roster. This included cutting players, waiving players, along with putting certain players on season-ending injured reserve.
One of the cuts Big Blue made was 2018 fourth-round pick, quarterback Kyle Lauletta. The second-year man just couldn’t compete enough to stay in a quarterback room that includes Eli Manning, Daniel Jones, and Alex Tanney.
However, one day after getting cut, Lauletta has found a new home. Per Lauletta’s agent Mike McCartney, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed him to their practice squad.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) September 1, 2019
Lauletta put together four productive games this preseason, including leading the Giants on a 19-point second-half comeback against the New England Patriots in their final exhibition game on Thursday.
It wasn’t too long ago that Giants fans were calling Lauletta’s name when they started out 1-7 last season. However, authorities arrested him in late October 2018 for eluding police and resisting arrest on a traffic stop.
Lauletta only played in one game at quarterback for the Giants last year. He ultimately went 0-for-5 with an interception in a 40-16 Week 14 victory over the Washington Redskins. He also played receiver for one play in a Week 17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
He’ll now join an organization where he most likely won’t see any time on the field at quarterback this season. The Eagles just gave quarterback Carson Wentz a four-year extension worth $128 million in June. Then again, Wentz has proven to be injury-prone in recent years, so you never know where this journey may take Lauletta.