Etling was drafted in the seventh round in 2018 as a quarterback but was attempting to switch to wide receiver this summer to increase his chances of making the roster.
Etling, 25, 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. New England re-signed Etling to a futures deal this past January.
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.