The New England Patriots officially signed eight players to futures contracts for the 2019 season on Tuesday including QB Danny Etling.
The full list includes:
- OT Cole Croston
- QB Danny Etling
- DE Trent Harris
- DE Frank Herron
- DB A.J. Howard
- LB Calvin Munson
- WR Damoun Patterson
- OT Dan Skipper
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Etling, 24, was selected with the No. 219 overall pick in the seventh round of last year’s draft by the Patriots. He agreed to a four-year, $2,564,028 contract that included a $104,028 signing bonus with the Patriots, but was released coming out of the preseason.
The Patriots later re-signed Etling to their practice squad.
During his college career at Purdue and LSU, Etling threw for 7,076 yards while completing 57.9 percent of his passes to go along with 43 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.