New England Patriots quarterback Matt Corral has been placed on the Exempt/Left Squad list, according by Jeff Howe of The Athletic.
Corral, who has been noticeably absent from Gillette Stadium over the past two days, has not participated in practice, walkthroughs, or team meetings, according to Howe.
The Patriots team is currently grappling with the uncertainty surrounding his future with the team.
With Matt Corral and the Exempt/Left Squad list, the Patriots QB hasn’t shown up to Gillette Stadium the past two days for practice, walkthrough or meetings, per source. The team is still working to determine his future in Foxboro. @TheAthletic
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) September 10, 2023
FOX’s Henry McKenna provided additional insights, citing a team source who expressed concerns about Corral’s departure.
The source stated, “He just left the team,” adding, “Let’s just make sure he’s OK. I don’t know if it’s mental health. I just know he kind of flaked out. … Let’s be careful this guy doesn’t get thrown to the wolves.”
In response to the unexpected situation, the Patriots have taken action by signing Bailey Zappe off the practice squad and elevating him to the active roster.
Zappe will assume the role of backup to starting quarterback Mac Jones, as the team navigates through this unexpected situation in their quarterback lineup.
Corral was a third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft by the Panthers out of Ole Miss, after amassing over 8,200 passing yards, 57 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions in college.