QB - FA
Week 4 Outlook
Blake Bortles requested and will be released by the Saints today.
The request came following New Orleans's acquisition of Andy Dalton. The 29-year-old Bortles has started 73 games in his career, collecting 17,649 yards passing and 103 touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints signed free agent QB Blake Bortles.
With Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian placed on the reserve/COVID list, Bortles will serve as the backup to Ian Book on Monday against the Dolphins.
Free agent quarterback Blake Bortles is traveling to Green Bay to work out with the team and is expected to sign to the practice squad if all goes well.
Bortles was in the Packers building this summer when Aaron Rodgers was away from the team, so he is familiar with the offense. He is expected to be promoted to the roster on or before game day and, with Kurt Benkert also testing positive for COVID, may be asked to serve as the backup this weekend. Jordan Love will get the start against the Chiefs, but if he crumbles, Bortles may be asked to play in his garbage time sweet spot.
Field Yates of ESPN reports the Seahawks are trying out QB Blake Bortles.
Seattle is simply looking for QB depth following Russell Wilson's injury. Geno Smith is expected to remain the starter for at least the next couple of weeks.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Packers have released QB Blake Bortles.
This isn't anything shocking as Bortles was just a depth signing incase Aaron Rodgers was holding out. His starting days are probably over and will look to sign as a backup for another team.