Falcons waive quarterback Danny Etling

Quarterback Danny Etling looks toward the sideline before snapping the ball during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Quarterback Danny Etling looks toward the sideline before snapping the ball during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

Quarterback Danny Etling, who was projected to battle Kurt Benkert for the third-string quarterback position, was waived by the Falcons on Monday.

Etling, 26, was claimed off of waivers last season after Benkert suffered a knee injury in the Hall of Fame exhibition game. Etling, who played at LSU, completed 17 of his 31 pass attempts in the exhibition season for 193 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 17 times for 115 yards.

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