The quarterback was released by New England, the team announced Tuesday.
Etling was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh-round last year and spent the 2018 season on the practice squad. His claim to fame happened in Week 4 of the preseason in 2018, when he busted off an 86-yard touchdown run on an option play.
He seemed like a longshot to make the team in 2019, and was converted into a wide receiver during training camp to help his chances. The former LSU Tiger played just two snaps at receiver in the preseason opener, garnering one target and no catches.