Former CCSU quarterback Dolegala cut by Patriots after one season on practice squad

Published on Friday, 30 April 2021 18:48


Former Central Connecticut State quarterback Jake Dolegala is an NFL free agent once again as the New England Patriots waived him Friday, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports.

Dolegala spent the 2020 NFL on the Patriots practice squad after signing with the team in September, but the quarterback room in New England became a little too crowded after the Pats selected Alabama signal caller Mac Jones in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.

Dolegala’s first stop in the NFL was with the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed the 6-foot-7 passer as an undrafted free agent out of CCSU in 2019. He made the team’s 53-man roster out of training camp, but was only active for one game. The Bengals cut him Sept. 5, 2020 in the team’s final group of roster cuts before the season and he was signed by the Patriots less than two weeks later.

Dolegala is CCSU’s career-leader in passing yards (8,129) and passing touchdowns (48) after starting under center for the Blue Devils for four years. He led CCSU to a Northeast Conference championship in 2017 and the first FCS playoff berth in school history.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, CCSU on Friday, 30 April 2021 18:48. Updated: Friday, 30 April 2021 18:50.