Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was dealt tough news regarding his NFL career on Tuesday. The New Orleans Saints decided to release him as they get ready for Week 8 of the regular season.
Barrett rejoined the Saints in September, following the injury to Drew Brees. He didn’t see the field because of Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill, but his familiarity with the playbook brought him back to the Big Easy.
Unfortunately for Barrett, he’ll be searching for a new home in the league.
According to New Orleans reporter Sean Fazende, the Saints have released Barrett from their practice squad.
New Orleans also parted ways with Zach Zenner and Ray-Ray Armstrong.
This is not the first time that Barrett has been released by the Saints. In fact, it’s possible that he returns to the team at some point this year.
Saints released Zach Zenner and Ray Ray Armstrong, per NFL transactions report.
They also released JT Barrett off practice squad.
— Sean FazendeFOX8 (@SeanFazendeFOX8) October 22, 2019
Barrett led Ohio State to an 11-1 record in the 2014 season before going down with an injury against Michigan. Backup Cardale took the reins and led Ohio State to a national title in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
After starting only five games in 2015, Barrett returned as a full-time starter in 2016 and 2017. He led the Buckeyes to bowl wins in the Fiesta Bowl and Cotton Bowl.
Ultimately, the former Buckeye set a bunch of program records before graduating.
We’ll see if Barrett can find another opportunity in the NFL this season.