The quarterback depth chart has trimmed from four to two for the New England Patriots.
The organization released Ian Book from the practice squad and waived Matt Corral off the exempt/left squad list on Monday, as first reported by Doug Kyed of the Boston Herald.
Book, 25, worked out and signed with New England last week. The Notre Dame product entered the NFL in the fourth round of the 2021 draft at No. 133 overall. Making previous stops with the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles, he has started his lone career game beyond the preseason. The former third-team All-ACC pick completed 12-of-20 passes for 135 yards with two interceptions.
Corral, 24, was claimed off waivers from the Carolina Panthers after outlasting the initial 53-man roster deadline in August. He was moved to the left squad list on the eve of the opener. Selected in the third round of the 2022 draft at No. 94 overall, the second-team All-SEC honoree out of Ole Miss saw his rookie year end on injured reserve after sustaining a Lisfranc injury at Gillette Stadium last summer.
The moves leave captain Mac Jones and backup Bailey Zappe on the active roster for offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien.
New England’s practice squad stands with converted wide receiver Malik Cunningham and now a pair of openings after outside linebacker Ronnie Perkins departed for the Denver Broncos. Standard elevations on both sides of the ball in Jalen Reagor and Calvin Munson have reverted.
The New York Jets host next Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoff at MetLife Stadium.