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Patriots Waive WVU Product QB Will Grier



Will Grier

Former Mountaineer Will Grier is back on the market. The Patriots have waived Grier, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Grier joined New England after a brief stint with Cincinnati. Despite a solid preseason, Grier was released by the Cowboys when Dallas traded for Trey Lance.

The Cowboys actually told Grier he would not be on the team moving forward the day before he took the field to start Dallas’ final preseason game. He put up one the best performances of his professional career in his Cowboys farewell, completing 29 out of 35 passes for 305 yards with two touchdown passes while playing the entire game. He also ran for 53 yards and scored two more touchdowns with his legs.

At the time, Grier opened up with Sports Illustrated’s Cowboys FanNation site about a tough 72 hours that taught forced him to endure a series of emotions.

Will Grier Remains Confident, Staying Motivated After Tough Exit from Cowboys

After finishing out his college career with two seasons at West Virginia, Grier was drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.

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