Kyle Lauletta

Kyle Lauletta

Quarterback #5
Team: Cleveland Browns
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 222 lb.
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (108)
Draft Team:NYG

Kyle Lauletta: Secures future contract

Laulette secured a reserve/future deal with the Browns on Monday.

Analysis: Laulette spent some of the 2020 campaign with Cleveland's practice squad, but didn't get the chance to see a game. The quarterback hasn't suited up since 2018 with the Giants, where he failed to complete a single pass on five attempts. The 2018 fourth-round pick will aim to play a backup option, but with Case Keenum returning as well, it is unlikely Laulette will see the field.

January 18, 2021 1:48 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Joins Browns' practice squad

The Browns signed Lauletta to the practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Lauletta, a 2018 fourth-round pick of the Giants, will now get an opportunity to further his pro development with the Browns. The move comes shortly after the Cowboys signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert off Cleveland's practice squad.

October 16, 2020 7:07 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Falcons

The Falcons released Lauletta from the practice squad Tuesday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: The Falcons still have QB Kurt Benkert on the practice squad, and he'll be the primary practice squad option behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub. Lauletta hasn't played since 2018 when he failed to complete a pass on five attempts for the Giants.

September 22, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Moves to practice squad

The Falcons signed Lauletta to the practice squad Sunday, Vaughn McClure of reports.

Analysis: Lauletta was waived by the team after just three days of practice, but he'll stick on the practice squad. QB Kurt Benkert is also on the practice roster, so if Matt Ryan or Matt Schaub go down, it's unclear who will be called up.

September 9, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Cut quickly in Atlanta

The Falcons waived Lauletta on Saturday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Lauletta signed with the team Wednesday and faced long odds to make the team as the No. 3 QB behind Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub. However, he could be a dependable practice-squad quarterback, so look for him to sign if he clears waivers.

September 5, 2020 6:07 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Earns deal with Atlanta

Lauletta signed a contract with the Falcons on Wednesday.

Analysis: Lauletta worked out for the team Sunday with three other quarterbacks, and as evidenced by this news, the Richmond product emerged victorious. Lauletta appeared in two games during his lone season with the Giants in 2018, throwing one interception and completing no passes on five attempts. The 25-year-old will compete with Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert for backup duties behind Matt Ryan with the 2020 season looming.

September 2, 2020 4:18 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Getting a look from Atlanta

Lauletta is among a group of three quarterbacks coming in for a tryout with the Falcons, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: The former Richmond Spider and fourth-round draft choice of the Giants will be in competition with Jake Rudock and Kyle Sloter for a potential roster spot, or a role on the 16-man practice squad. Lauletta appeared in two games during his lone season in the Meadowlands during 2018, throwing one interception and completing no passes on five attempts. He competed on the Eagles' practice squad last year, but now he'll join a backup committee in Atlanta as the team looks to cut down its active roster to 53 players by the Saturday deadline.

August 30, 2020 8:30 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Philly

The Eagles waived Lauletta on Monday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Lauletta spent the 2019 season on Philadelphia's practice squad and subsequently signed a reserve/future contract following the season. He was looking to compete for a backup role under center, but the team has ultimately opted to let him go. He will now be free to find a new opportunity.

August 17, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Will compete for backup role

Lauletta signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on Monday.

Analysis: Lauletta spent the 2019 campaign on the Eagles' practice squad. Now, he'll set his sight on securing the backup role to Carson Wentz (head) in 2020. Josh McCown showed he has plenty left in the tank after relieving Wentz in the wild-card loss to the Seahawks, but his contract expires in March. If McCown doesn't re-sign, it'll likely be between Lauletta and Nate Sudfeld for the No. 2 role, barring another free-agent or draft acquisition.

January 6, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Gets practice squad call

Lauletta went unclaimed on waivers, and agreed to a contract with the Eagles' practice squad Sunday, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The former 2018 fourth-round pick became expendable after the team elected to role with Daniel Jones and Eli Manning at quarterback. Lauletta grew up in the Philadelphia area, so he'll get a chance to compete for a roster spot and impress the coaches of his hometown team.

September 1, 2019 11:30 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Giants

The Giants waived Lauletta on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After being select in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, the Giants have opted to move on with Eli Manning and Daniel Jones locked in at the top of the depth chart.

August 31, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Shows well Thursday

Lauletta (knee) completed nine of 12 passing attempts for 116 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's preseason game against the Giants.

Analysis: Lauletta also rushed twice for two yards. The 2018 fourth-round pick appears to have fully recovered from the knee injury that limited him during minicamp, and played a solid game Thursday. Lauletta is competing with Alex Tanney, who also logged a strong preseason showing versus the Giants, for a third-string role.

August 9, 2019 10:27 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Limited during minicamp

Lauletta (knee) saw first-team work, but attempted only three passes during Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lauletta had been recovering from a "minor" knee procedure since March, and was only able to throw three passes during team work. The former fourth-round pick in 2018 faces immense pressure to secure a roster spot, considering where he sits on the depth chart and the fact that the team drafted Daniel Jones with the sixth-overall pick in last April's draft. During practice, Lauletta had one of his three passes intercepted, which isn't a good sign for the signal caller. Along with his struggles off the field -- he was arrested in October and eventually pled guilty to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges -- it's been a year to forget for Lauletta.

June 5, 2019 5:50 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Recovering from knee surgery

Lauletta underwent a "minor" procedure on his knee this offseason, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Selected in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, Lauletta's rookie season was notable for all the wrong reasons. Along with an inability to get on the field in the midst of continued struggles by Eli Manning, Lauletta was arrested in October and eventually plead guilty to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges. If he avoids legal issues through January 2020, Lauletta will have all three charges expunged from his record. Where he stands on the Giants' quarterback depth chart will be notable as the team proceeds with offseason maneuvering. Manning remains on the roster, Alex Tanney re-signed Monday and another signal-caller could join the fray via free agency or the draft over the next two months.

March 4, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Settles legal situation

Lauletta plead guilty Tuesday to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges stemming from his Oct. 30 arrest in Weehawken, N.J., Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: There's no telling if Lauletta would have seen the field more as a rookie with Eli Manning going through the motions, but this brush with the law likely didn't help his case. Per Raanan, Lauletta will have all three charges dropped if he avoids any additional legal issues over the next 12 months. From a football standpoint, if Manning is retained and another QB is brought in via free agency or the draft, Lauletta's roster spot for the 2019 campaign could be in jeopardy as the Giants work their way through the offseason program, training camp and the preseason slate.

January 15, 2019 10:53 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Career in limbo

With Lauletta seeing only one snap (as a WR/blocker) in Week 17's game against the Cowboys, it's hard to imagine him having a long-term future in New York.

Analysis: A 2018 fourth-round pick, Lauletta barely saw any action (five attempts) in 2018 and failed to complete a single pass. It's unclear as of yet whether the Giants will bring Eli Manning back, but even if they don't, Lauletta's a long shot for a major role in 2019 given the team didn't even audition him long after it was out of the playoff picture.

January 2, 2019 3:29 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Returns to inactive list

Lauletta (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Lauletta dressed as the top backup to Eli Manning over journeyman Alex Tanney during the previous two games and saw his first NFL action in relief last week in the Giants' 40-16 victory over the Redskins. Even while playing in garbage time, the rookie out of Richmond didn't look NFL ready, completing none of his five throws and tossing an interception. Though coach Pat Shurmur said a few days ago that Lauletta would retain the No. 2 gig in Week 15, he evidently had a change of heart as gameday approached. The move back to the inactive list can't be seen as anything other than a negative development for Lauletta, who may not be viewed within the organization as a potential long-term successor to Manning.

December 16, 2018 8:42 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Sticking as No. 2 quarterback

Coach Pat Shumur confirmed Lauletta would remain the Giants' No. 2 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Titans, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A healthy inactive through the Giants' first 12 games, Lauletta moved ahead of Alex Tanney on the depth chart and dressed as the backup to Eli Manning the past two weeks. With the Week 14 win over the Redskins turning into a lopsided affair by halftime, Lauletta came on in relief and failed to complete any of his five attempts while also tossing an interception. The poor showing didn't inspire much confidence about Lauletta's ability to direct the offense, though the rookie may get some more in-game reps over the final three weeks of the season if the Giants want to get a glimpse of what post-Manning life might look like.

December 12, 2018 12:04 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Moves into top backup role

Lauletta will be active for the first time all season Sunday against the Bears, dressing as the backup to starting quarterback Eli Manning, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Lauletta, a fourth-round pick out of Richmond, will replace journeyman Alex Tanney as the No. 2 signal-caller after satisfying the Giants with his actions following an Oct. 30 arrest stemming from an incident where he allegedly drove carelessly through traffic. With the Giants entering the Week 13 contest at 3-8 for the season, it's likely that Lauletta -- and potentially Tanney -- will get opportunities to play over the final five games as the team sees what it has in the cupboard behind Manning heading into 2019.

December 2, 2018 9:05 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Could get late-season look

The Giants intend to play Lauletta at some point during the 2018 season, though the rookie likely won't receive an opportunity to do so until New York is officially eliminated from playoff contention, a source told Ralph Vacchiano of reports.

Analysis: With a 3-7 record heading into Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, the Giants face long odds to reach the postseason, though the team is only two games out of first place in the NFC East behind co-division leaders Dallas and Washington. So long as their slim possibility for claiming the division crown remains alive, the Giants appear set to proceed with Eli Manning as their starting signal-caller, with journeyman Alex Tanney acting as the No. 2 quarterback. Since neither Manning nor Tanney look to be part of New York's long-term plans, it makes sense for the team to see what it has in Lauletta, a rookie fourth-round pick, over the final few contests of the season. At 6-foot-2 and 222 pounds, Lauletta is slightly undersized for a quarterback, but he displayed an accurate arm during his four-year college career at Richmond.

November 24, 2018 8:38 AM EST

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