New England Patriots have signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad after the Dallas Cowboys put him on waivers. The 6-foot-4, 229-pounds quarterback played for the Cowboys in 2014, starting one game. He backed up Tony Romo for several years. The Cowboys signed him to a one-year contract in free agency. Gilbert was a third-round pick in 2012 by the Cowboys.
The Patriots have signed quarterback Kellen Moore to their practice squad, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Moore was an eighth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2012. He went undrafted last season, eventually signing with the Colts, but was waived before the start of the season. He’s spent the past two years with the Cowboys.
The New England Patriots signed former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore to a practice squad deal on Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates. Moore, 26, was a sixth-round pick of the Cowboys in 2013 and started two games as a rookie.
Garrett Gilbert, QB of the Dallas Cowboys (Getty).
Garrett Gilbert will have gone from “playing” for the Dallas Cowboys to “playing” against them, if he keeps his job.
On Wednesday, the fourth-year quarterback, who was released by the Cowboys as part of their 53-man roster cutdown on Tuesday, agreed to terms with the New England Patriots. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Gilbert will join the Patriots’ practice squad.
Yates mentioned New England’s rebuilt quarterback room, which includes new starting Mac Jones, first-round rookie Brian Hoyer, and practice-squadders Brian Hoyer and Gilbert — with the exception of 2020 incumbent Cam Newton, who was released in a surprising move Tuesday. Jarrett Stidham, the team’s experienced backup, is also on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Bill Belichick, the team’s head coach and general manager, seems happy to enter the regular season with just one quarterback, Jones, on the active roster. However, Belichick left the door open to the potential that things may, and most likely will, change between now and Week 1.
“There is still a lot of mobility [with the roster].” According to Boston.com, Belichick stated Wednesday, “I believe it would be improper to speak on certain jobs that are still in the process of… that are not at the final stage yet.”
“I’m sure some of the movement on other teams will impact us in the coming few days, we’ll see how it goes.”
On Oct. 17, the Cowboys will play the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
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Gilbert, the Outcast
What a strange turn of events for the well-traveled journeyman and short Alliance of American Football star: in a matter of days, he went from being in the driver’s seat for Dallas’ QB2 position to being cut completely from the roster. The NFL is a funny business.
Gilbert and Ben DiNucci were released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, leaving Cooper Rush as the final man standing behind franchise quarterback Dak Prescott. DiNucci was re-signed to the practice squad the following day, and the team claimed Will Grier off waivers from the Carolina Panthers.
It’s still unknown if they intend to carry three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, or whether Rush will be able to withstand Grier’s arrival. However, it’s obvious that the Cowboys have lost confidence in Gilbert as a long-term development project — and have done so quickly.
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Dallas has 16 slots on its practice squad for 2021, and they seem to be almost full. The team also signed running back JaQuan Hardy, fullback Nick Ralston, wide receivers Osirus Mitchell and Brandon Smith, tight ends Jeremy Sprinkle and Ian Bunting, offensive lineman Isaac Alarcón, center Braylon Jones, defensive ends Breeland Speaks and Austin Faoliu, defensive tackle Justin Hamilton, cornerback Kyron Brown, and safety Darian Thompson.
The Cowboys were given a roster exemption for Alarcón via the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, despite the fact that the signings of Bunting and Speaks have yet to be confirmed.
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