Christian Hackenberg’s NFL career continues to go in the wrong direction.
The former second-round Jets pick in 2016 was released from the Bengals practice squad Monday. He was replaced by former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. It leaves Hackenberg searching for his fifth team since May.
After two seasons of not playing a regular-season game for the Jets, Gang Green traded Hackenberg to the Raiders in May. The former Penn State star was cut by Oakland less than a month later and signed by the Eagles in training camp in August.
Hackenberg, who hasn’t played a down in the regular season, did get to play some preseason games for the defending Super Bowl champions, including one against the Jets. He completed 7-of-16 passes for 69 yards and two interceptions in that game.
The Eagles waived Hackenberg on Sept. 1, and he was added to the Bengals’ practice squad two days later.
Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan recently said he for the most part felt “pretty good” about his drafts. Hackenberg, who stands out as Maccagnan’s biggest miss, will now wait for another chance to save his career.