Packers Sign Ex-Patriots QB After Minicamp Tryout

Packers Sign Ex-Patriots QB After Minicamp Tryout


Head coach Matt LaFleur of the Green Bay Packers watches Jake Dolegala #18 during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on June 09, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.

Four quarterbacks evidently weren’t enough for the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers officially signed third-year quarterback Jake Dolegala on Thursday after hosting him on a tryout basis for their three-day mandatory minicamp. They also added him to their 90-man offseason roster without replacing one of the other four passers they have under contract, opting instead to release defensive tackle Anthony Rush to free up a roster spot.

Dolegala, 24, spent the majority of the 2020 season on the New England Patriots’ practice squad and was originally retained on a reserve/futures contract for the current offseason, but the team cut him loose the day after selecting Mac Jones in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. He also spent his rookie season with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, seeing a little time on the active roster but never any on-field action.

The Packers have now signed three new quarterbacks in the past month, including former Jacksonville Jaguars veteran Blake Bortles and fourth-year Kurt Benkert. They have also publicly insisted they are still committed to working things out with veteran starter and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who skipped the minicamp along with the rest of the Packers’ offseason program.

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