July 17, 2024


Corral reportedly “left the staff with out discover” forward of the Patriots’ season opener on Sunday.

Matt Corral will not be presently a member of the Patriots’ roster. (AP Picture/Steven Senne)

The Patriots made an fascinating quarterback transaction 24 hours forward of their Sunday season opener.

New England listed Matt Corral as “Exempt/Left Squad” on Saturday. Corral, who was claimed off waivers by the Patriots from the Panthers on Aug. 31, apparently left the staff “with out discover,” per The Boston Herald’s Doug Kyed.

Corral was reportedly launched by the staff earlier on Saturday, in line with NFL Community. Fellow quarterback Bailey Zappe was promoted from the observe squad as a corresponding transfer.

Whereas there’s not a selected definition of this categorization listed on the NFL’s web site, the league presents the next description of what it means for a participant to be listed as “Reserve/Did Not Report (left staff).”

“Gamers who’ve left their staff or stopped taking part in NFL soccer however have but to submit retirement papers. This participant doesn’t depend in opposition to a staff’s roster restrict or its wage cap. This offseason, the Baltimore Ravens positioned undrafted rookie receiver Devon Williams on this listing when he didn’t present up for coaching camp. Williams was reinstated days later earlier than finally being launched.”

This designation means Corral is not a member of the Patriots’ 53-man roster. Nevertheless, being positioned on this listing additionally means one other staff can’t declare the 24-year-old off waivers, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Corral didn’t take part with New England throughout its Friday observe. He was additionally listed as “questionable” for “non-injury associated” causes by the Patriots on Friday, as properly. Corral practiced with New England on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Ole Miss product didn’t play his rookie season with Carolina as a result of a foot damage. Upon being claimed by his new staff in August, Corral claimed a spot on the 53-man roster. Zappe signed with the Patriots observe squad.

Zappe will again up starter Mac Jones in opposition to the Eagles at 4:25 EST on Sunday.