Bailey Zappe and Malik Cunningham may have been brought back and signed to the practice squad, but that hasn’t stopped the New England Patriots from adding a new quarterback to compete behind starter Mac Jones.
Claiming Corral completes a radical revamp of football’s most important position undertaken by the Patriots in recent days. It started when the team released prospective No. 2 Zappe on Tuesday, August 29, with undrafted free agent Malik Cunningham soon also being cut.
Both passers soon returned to be added to the practice squad on Wednesday, August 30, per Rapoport’s colleague Tom Pelissero. Any thoughts one or the other would eventually emerge as Jones’ closest deputy have been complicated somewhat by Corral’s arrival.
The latter has yet to start a game in the pros, but he proved himself a dynamic athlete and accurate passer during a prolific college career at Ole Miss.
This article will be updated.
James Dudko covers the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens for Heavy.com. He has covered the NFL and world soccer since 2011, with bylines at FanSided, Prime Time Sports Talk and Bleacher Report before joining Heavy in 2021. More about James Dudko
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