Kyle Lauletta

Cleveland Browns
Quarterback #5
Cleveland Browns
Quarterback #5

Kyle Lauletta News

Cut Tuesday

Lauletta was waived by the Browns on Tuesday.

Analysis: Lauletta joined the Browns on Dec. 17 while Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum were in COVID protocols. While Mayfield (shoulder) will be out for Week 18, Keenum is healthy now, as is Nick Mullens, who are ahead of Lauletta on the quarterback positional depth chart.

Jan 4, 2022 3:02 PM EST

Rejoining Browns

Lauletta was signed by the Browns off the Jaguars' practice squad Friday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lauletta spent training camp with Cleveland but failed to make the season-opening roster, but he'll rejoin the team with Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum in the COVID-19 protocols following positive tests. Nick Mullens lines up to start against the Raiders on Saturday with Lauletta filling the No. 2 role, assuming Mayfield and Keenum are unable to quickly clear the protocols.

Dec 17, 2021 7:26 AM EST

Joins Jaguars' practice squad

The Jaguars signed Lauletta to their practice squad Thursday, John Feid of Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars traded Gardner Minshew to the Eagles and only kept Trevor Lawrence and C.J. Beathard on their initial 53-man roster, so they went out and added Lauletta as an emergency quarterback to their practice squad. Jacksonville got a good look at the 26-year-old as he threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns against the Jaguars during both teams preseason opener on Aug. 14.

Sep 3, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Cut by Cleveland

Lauletta was cut by Cleveland on Monday, Scott Petrak of reports.

Analysis: Lauletta was firmly in place as the Browns' No. 3 quarterback behind Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum during training camp. Thus, the team would have had to opt to carry three quarterbacks for him to have a chance at making the 53-man roster. With that not being the case, he will now be a prime candidate to land on their practice squad when the season kicks off.

Aug 30, 2021 6:25 PM EST

Gets bulk work in opener

Lauletta completed 19 of 27 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 23-13 preseason win over the Jaguars in Preseason Week 1.

Analysis: As the third quarterback on the depth chart, Lauletta got the bulk of the work Saturday after Case Keenum played the first three series -- starter Baker Mayfield did not play. While Lauletta engineered three scoring drives, including two that ended in touchdowns, he's the clear number three and may not suit up for most games in 2021.

Aug 15, 2021 7:10 AM EST

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.

Jan 18, 2021 1:48 PM EST

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.

Oct 16, 2020 7:07 AM EST

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.

Sep 22, 2020 2:45 PM EST

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.

Sep 9, 2020 6:29 PM EST

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.

Sep 5, 2020 6:07 PM EST

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.

Sep 2, 2020 4:18 PM EST

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.

Aug 30, 2020 8:30 PM EST

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.

Aug 17, 2020 3:44 PM EST

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.

Jan 6, 2020 1:20 PM EST

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.

Sep 1, 2019 11:30 AM EST

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.

Aug 31, 2019 11:31 AM EST

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.

Aug 9, 2019 10:27 AM EST

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.

Jun 5, 2019 5:50 PM EST

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.

Mar 4, 2019 2:48 PM EST

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.

Jan 15, 2019 10:53 AM EST

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