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For Chase Rettig, Boston College’s starting quarterback from 2010 to 2013, the cut was not a surprise; he was the fourth quarterback out of four on the Green Bay Packers’ depth chart and clearly had no chance at starting with Aaron Rodgers in charge.
He appeared in two games, Weeks 1 and 2 of the preseason. Chase Rettig had just three pass attempts during the preseason for Green Bay, going 1-for-3 for 10 yards; he was also sacked twice. He got few snaps and did not appear to have much of a realistic shot at making the roster coming out of camp. The best-case scenario might have been him getting through the first wave of cuts, but he did not.
As always, it is possible that Chase Rettig could be retained for the practice squad, or find a home with a new NFL team.
As for Emmett Cleary, he was cut by the Oakland Raiders this weekend. Officially, Cleary appeared in one preseason game — Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Cleary, who played in 48 games as a Boston College Eagle from 2009 to 2012, was an undrafted free agent in 2013. The Indianapolis Colts initially picked him up, but he was injured during training camp and the team waived him.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave Emmett Cleary a shot during the 2013 season, but he did not see any playing time for the Bucs. Tampa Bay waived him in June and Oakland, the team that claimed him, did the same.
We wish our Eagles the best of luck in hopes that they stick with other franchises.