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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer terms    Thu Nov 2, 10:19 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer will make $7.776 million in 2017, $3.815 million in 2018 and $3.05 million in 2019. The 49ers owe him $7.3 million and $2.9 million in 2017 and 2018, and the Patriots will pay him $476,000 and $915,000, respectively.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is a safety net, which he knows and is OK with. For the Patriots it is a smart signing, given how well he knows the offense. In the unlikely event the immortal Tom Brady gets hurt, Hoyer can keep the wheels from falling off.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer returns to New England    Wed Nov 1, 12:05 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (49ers) is set to sign a three-year contract with the New England Patriots on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Footballguys view: After trading away Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers, the Patriots were without a backup quarterback. It was an easy call to go back to Hoyer. He began his career in the NFL as an undrafted free agent for New England back in 2009. Hoyer spent a couple of seasons with the Patriots before bouncing around to six other NFL teams.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer visiting Patriots    Wed Nov 1, 09:51 AM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (49ers) is visiting the New England Patriots Wednesday, Nov. 1, and he's expected to sign with them.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer cut    Mon Oct 30, 08:42 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer was released Monday, Oct. 30, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The 49ers move on from Hoyer after trading the Patriots for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Now without a backup quarterback, the Patriots might consider Hoyer as he began his career in New England and knows the system.

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  49ers | C.J. Beathard sees his first NFL action    Sun Oct 15, 09:23 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard replaced QB Brian Hoyer against the Washington Redskins in Week 6 and completed 19 of his 36 passes for 245 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer benched    Sun Oct 15, 02:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer was benched during the team's Week 6 game and has been replaced by QB C.J. Beathard.

Footballguys view: Beathard has a college connection with tight end George Kittle. He could be a streaming option in deep leagues against the vulnerable Cowboys defense next week.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer throws for 353 yards    Sun Oct 8, 10:39 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 29 of his 46 pass attempts for 353 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer to remain QB    Tue Oct 3, 07:15 AM

San Francisco 49ers Brian Hoyer will remain in the starting quarterback job for the time being, as coach Kyle Shanahan told media he has 'not given any consideration' to a QB change.

Footballguys view: The dreaded vote of confidence for Hoyer means get ready for rookie C.J. Beathard if the struggles for the veteran quarterback continue.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer battered in OT loss    Sun Oct 1, 11:23 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 24 of his 49 pass attempts for 234 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 4 overtime loss against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer posts big numbers    Fri Sep 22, 12:47 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 23 of 37 passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 21.

Footballguys view: Hoyer's first play was an interception that nearly came back for a touchdown, but he recovered from there to play a strong game, including good deep passing. He wasn't able to convert a two-point conversion late to tie the game, but he did enough to hold off the calls for CJ Beathard heading into a matchup with Arizona.

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  49ers | Rough start for Brian Hoyer    Mon Sep 18, 12:00 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 15 of his 27 pass attempts for 99 yards and an interception in a 12-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer does nothing in loss    Sun Sep 10, 10:43 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 193 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 1 against the Panthers.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer shreds Minnesota    Sun Aug 27, 10:11 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer completed 12 of his 17 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings in the preseason Sunday, Aug. 27.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer impressive in camp    Sun Aug 6, 02:42 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer has looked 'very sharp' in training camp so far, according to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is relatively capable of not being awful, which is definitely faint praise. Considering how much of a mess everyone expects the Niners to be offensively this season, all he has to do is not be a dumpster fire under center and we'll all label his time a success. That being said, he's an absolute 'avoid' in all fantasy formats even if Matt Barkley or CJ Beathard never steal the job mid-season.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer leading players' camp    Tue Jul 11, 03:24 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer is heading what is dubbed 'Camp Hoyer' prior to the start of training camp. At least 10 quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs attended workouts Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11.

Footballguys view: Hoyer knows the Kyle Shanahan system from his days in Cleveland, so he can continue to build chemistry with his new teammates. The 49ers aren't anywhere near competing for a playoff spot, but from a fantasy perspective we like the upside of some of there skill position players -- Pierre Garcon specifically. He should be able to outperform his current ADP of WR35 (7.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  49ers | Team keeping tabs on 2018 QB class    Wed Jun 28, 08:24 PM

Chris Biderman, from NinersWire/USA Today, notes San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch is keeping tabs on the 2018 quarterback class. "We understand that you have to have a big-time, franchise quarterback to have the success on a year-in and year-out basis like we want to," Lynch said on KNBR's Gary and Larry this week. "I've looked at it some, just in studying the players in (the 2018) draft, there's a quality class coming."

Footballguys view: The 49ers don't have a franchise quarterback right now. Brian Hoyer should be their starter this year with Matt Barkley backing him up. Behind those two, rookie C.J. Beathard will try to stick on the team as a developmental prospect. We think the 49ers would jump at the chance to add someone like Kirk Cousins (Washington) if he becomes available in free agency. They will also likely be in position to select a quarterback in the 2018 NFL draft with a top-10 pick...maybe even no1 overall.

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  49ers | George Kittle standing out    Thu Jun 15, 09:34 PM

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle received the most first-team reps of any rookie during OTAs and has 'really good football awareness,' according to quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Footballguys view: Coming out of Iowa, Kittle reminded many in the scouting community of Charles Clay (Bills). Like Clay, Kittle is an H-back type who can be relied on for yards after the catch. Kittle is currently fourth on the depth chart but keep an eye on his progress in camp if you play in dynasty leagues.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer feels comfortable    Mon May 29, 05:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer is confident heading into his second stint with head coach Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan was the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator in 2014 when Hoyer quarterbacked the Browns.

Footballguys view: That comfort level could put him atop the depth chart when the regular season begins. Hoyer said his familiarity with Shanahan's offense makes it easier for him to call plays, adding that it comes naturally to him now. He's competing with Matt Barkley for the team's starting job in 2017. Rookie C.J. Beathard is on board as a developmental prospect.

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  49ers | C.J. Beathard third on depth chart    Sat Apr 29, 12:33 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer is No. 1 on the depth chart, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, followed by QB Matt Barkley and QB C.J. Beathard. 'We are bringing C.J. here to develop,' Shanahan said.

Footballguys view: Beathard is an interesting developmental quarterback. He's got the ability to stretch the field with his arm strength, and Beathard does a good job with bucket throws. They'll need to work on his intermediate and short accuracy if Beathard is ever to develop into a starting option.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer wants to start     Thu Mar 16, 11:14 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Brian Hoyer said he won't be content being a backup quarterback, and he believes he will have a leg up in a quarterback competition because he is familiar with head coach Kyle Shanahan's system.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is a "bridge" quarterback for the 49ers, but nobody knows where the bridge leads. They have been linked to rumored trades for Kirk Cousins (Washington), but they may have to wait until 2018 when he hits the free agent market. If they don't find their next quarterback, there's a chance Hoyer could play quite a bit in 2017 for the rebuilding 49ers.

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  49ers | No QB for San Francisco at No. 2?    Sun Mar 12, 08:55 PM

The San Francisco 49ers are likely looking at positions other than quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after signing QB Brian Hoyer and QB Matt Barkley, according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.

Footballguys view: The 49ers have plenty of time to find their next franchise QB. They won't rush it by overdrafting a QB in a bad class for passers. We still feel the 49ers get Kirk Cousins, either by trade this year or as a free agent next year.

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  49ers | San Francisco still in QB market    Sat Mar 11, 11:20 AM

The San Francisco 49ers will continue to look for quarterbacks this offseason despite signing Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley in free agency, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, who added he doesn't know whether the team will address the position in the free agency or the draft.

Footballguys view: The team is still in the market for Kirk Cousins. We could see Cousins and Shanahan reunited, whether it's this year via trade or next year as a free agent. The 49ers have time to build things the right way, and they're not going to rush any decision at the most important position in football.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer financials    Wed Mar 8, 09:53 PM

Updating an earlier report, Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer's reported new contract with the San Francisco 49ers will be a two-year deal worth $12 million, including $10 million guaranteed with an additional $6 million available in incentives.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer to join 49ers    Wed Mar 8, 03:04 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, March 8, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hoyer gives the 49ers at least a solid veteran backup. If need be, Hoyer can be a "bridge" quarterback while the 49ers search for their new starter.

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  Bears | Two teams pursuing Brian Hoyer    Wed Mar 8, 02:08 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer is receiving interest from the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Jets.

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  Bears | Chicago to talk with Brian Hoyer    Sat Mar 4, 08:26 AM

The Chicago Bears are expected to talk with the representatives for impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer this weekend.

Footballguys view: Hoyer appears to be the team's third option this offseason behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Mike Glennon and New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to sources.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer on San Francisco's radar?    Fri Feb 17, 10:22 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer could be pursued by the San Francisco 49ers, according to beat writer Matt Barrows.

Footballguys view: The 49ers don't have to rush to find their franchise quarterback. However, they could use a veteran like Hoyer to start while a young player is groomed (or while they wait to find him).

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer could stay as mentor    Tue Feb 14, 02:51 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer is a logical choice to be re-signed if the Bears draft a rookie quarterback, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson. Hoyer is open to mentoring younger players and also still has some fuel left in the tank after throwing over 1,400 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in six games last year.

Footballguys view: If (when?) the Bears move on from Jay Cutler, keeping Hoyer around as a mentor would be a wise idea. The team is currently expected to select a quarterback with the 3rd-overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina) may be the player they target to lead their franchise into the future. Having Hoyer as a mentor would help as Trubisky is a talented but mechanically raw player who needs more development.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer to become free agent    Sun Jan 15, 06:10 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Footballguys view: Hoyer was limited to six games this year with the Bears. A fractured forearm ended his season after he threw for 1,445 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Some team in need of an experienced QB should be interested in the 31-year old veteran...most likely as depth.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer goes to IR    Mon Oct 24, 06:25 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (forearm) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a fractured forearm Monday, Oct. 24.

Footballguys view: He's out for eight weeks with this designation. The Bears should turn back to Jay Cutler as their starter.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer back in six weeks    Mon Oct 24, 09:15 AM

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (arm) underwent surgery on his left arm Monday, Oct. 24, and his timetable has been reduced to six weeks instead of eight.

Footballguys view: Hoyer may not be shut down for the year with this injury, but he won't be starting anytime soon. Matt Barkley looked bad in relief duty, so we could see Jay Cutler back in the starting lineup. Cutler has been recovering from a thumb injury, but he is their best starting option with Hoyer recovering from surgery.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer to undergo surgery Sunday    Sun Oct 23, 10:25 AM

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (arm) is scheduled to undergo surgery Sunday, Oct. 23, on his broken left forearm. He will be sidelined for at least eight weeks and could be placed on injured reserve.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer likely to undergo surgery    Sat Oct 22, 10:13 AM

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (arm) is expected to undergo surgery to repair the broken radius bone in his left arm suffered during Week 7's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to a source. A late-season return has not been ruled out.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer has broken left arm    Thu Oct 20, 10:27 PM

Updating a previous story, Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (arm) was diagnosed with a broken left arm, according to head coach John Fox.

Footballguys view: Hoyer will miss multiple weeks and quite possibly the rest of the season. Matt Barkley will start for the Bears until Jay Cutler is ready. The Bears pass offense loses a lot of value without the gunslinger Hoyer in at quarterback.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer out of game    Thu Oct 20, 09:37 PM

Updating previous items, Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (forearm) will not return to the Thursday, Oct. 20, game against the Green Bay Packers due to a forearm injury.

Footballguys view: It's Matt Barkley time! We'll see what the former USC quarterback has after failing to catch on elsewhere. Luckily the Packers defense isn't at its best tonight. Unfortunately for Barkley, neither is the Bears offensive line nor any other part of the offense.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer headed for X-rays    Thu Oct 20, 09:18 PM

Updating a previous item, Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (forearm) is headed for X-rays following an injury to his left forearm, which is his non-throwing arm. He is considered questionable to return.

Footballguys view: Matt Barkley is in the game and doing well enough, though the Packers defense isn't exactly playing Hall of Fame level defense. An extended look at Barkley is useful though, so if you can stomach the level of overall play, keep your eyes glued.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer injured    Thu Oct 20, 09:13 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (arm) was shaken up in the second quarter of the Thursday, Oct. 20, game against the Green Bay Packers. QB Matt Barkley was seen warming up on the sidelines, but Hoyer was also seen walking the sidelines before heading to the locker room holding his left arm.

Footballguys view: Barkley hasn't seen the field much in his brief time in the NFL, so this will be interesting to watch. If Barkley has success after Hoyer did, but Jay Cutler didn't you have to wonder how much longer Cutler will be in Chicago.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer on a roll    Mon Oct 17, 07:48 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer is the first Bears quarterback since at least 1960 to throw for at least 300 passing yards in four straight games.

Footballguys view: It sure seems like this is his job to lose. Jay Cutler may not see the field again if Hoyer continues to play well.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer surpasses 300-yard mark    Sun Oct 16, 06:02 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer went 30-for-49 for 302 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Hoyer didn't account for any scores, but he stayed north of 300 yards for his fourth straight start. He should remain the starter going into the matchup against Green Bay, but he's not as attractive of a streamer as he's been in his run of great matchups.

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  Bears | Chicago not addressing QB situation    Mon Oct 10, 01:06 PM

Bears QB Brian Hoyer threw for over 300 yards for the third time in as many starts in a Week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but head coach John Fox refused to speculate on his quarterback's job status going forward because Jay Cutler (thumb) 'is not healthy'.

Footballguys view: AS of right now, it looks like this is Hoyer's job to lose. Fox likes to keep things close to the vest, so nobody should be sure of what's to come with the Bears. Hoyer should stick as the starter with the way that he's been playing.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer shines in loss    Sun Oct 9, 10:51 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer completed 33 of his 43 pass attempts for 397 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer could keep QB job    Sun Oct 9, 11:06 AM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer could win the starting quarterback job if he continues to play well while QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is sidelined.

Footballguys view: Hoyer has been playing well since Cutler went out and he has a good matchup at Indianapolis this week. The injuries in the Chicago offense limit Hoyer's upside today, but the bar isn't that high to hold off Cutler for at least another week.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer has chance to remain starter    Mon Oct 3, 03:35 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer appears to have a realistic shot at remaining the team's starter even after Jay Cutler (thumb) returns, according to head coach John Fox.

Footballguys view: Fox said the same thing last week....and it should come as no surprise. Cutler has always been on shaky ground with Fox, and the good vibes created from last year (with OC Adam Gase) have probably worn off. You can feel free to use Hoyer as a streaming QB in easier matchups.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer impressive in Week 4    Sun Oct 2, 04:58 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns in a 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: Hoyer hooked up with Eddie Royal and Kevin White (who left the game with an ankle injury) more than Alshon Jeffery. The Lions defense continues to be an easy matchup with Ezekial Ansah and DeAndre Levy out. If he gets a chance to start next week for Jay Cutler while his thumb heals, then Hoyer will get an easy matchup against the Colts.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer decent in Week 3    Mon Sep 26, 09:48 AM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer was 30-for-49 for 317 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 loss against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer starts on SNF    Sun Sep 25, 07:26 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer is starting in the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys in placed of the injured QB Jay Cutler (thumb).

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer concerned about chemistry?    Sat Sep 24, 10:38 PM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer has pointed out throughout the week that he has not had many reps with WR Alshon Jeffery this season.

Footballguys view: Jeffery is still the kind of receiver who can adjust on the fly to poor passes and otherwise have his talent reign on the field no matter the circumstances. Hoyer was able to feed DeAndre Hopkins enough to make him an elite fantasy wide receiver, so as long as Jeffery is active tonight, you have to play him.

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  Bears | Jay Cutler taken to locker room    Mon Sep 19, 10:23 PM

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (hand) was taken to the locker room near the end of the third quarter in Week 2 against the Philadelphia eagles Monday, Sept. 19. The training staff was looking at Cutler's hand on the sidelines. QB Brian Hoyer replaced him.

Footballguys view: Cutler injured his throwing hand early in the third quarter and did not look the same after the injury. The Bears could not move the ball much against an aggressive Eagles defense on Monday night.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer OK after being hit    Sun Aug 28, 09:53 AM

Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer (ribs) underwent X-rays after getting hit during the preseason game versus the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Aug. 27. The X-rays came back negative and Hoyer returned to the game after QB Connor Shaw (leg) was carted off the field with a broken leg.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer agrees with Bears    Sat Apr 30, 07:23 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Texans) agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears Saturday, April 30.

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