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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer headed back to New England    Mon May 17, 08:47 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract to return to the New England Patriots on Monday, May 17.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is back to be a camp arm and push to make the final roster. The quarterback room is packed now with Cam Newton, rookie first-round pick Mac Jones and Jarrett Stidham. We'll see how Hoyer can work his way into that mix.

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  Jets | Brian Hoyer to visit Jets    Thu Apr 8, 08:29 AM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) will visit the New York Jets Thursday, April 8.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer could return    Sun Feb 28, 01:15 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer is a candidate to re-sign with the Patriots this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are looking for an upgrade at quarterback. Hoyer isn't that, but he's a seasoned veteran who could back up a potential first-round pick like Mac Jones (Alabama).

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  Dolphins | Brian Hoyer may be option for Miami    Fri Feb 26, 03:41 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer may be a possible option for the Miami Dolphins this offseason because he has worked with co-offensive coordinator George Godsey in the past, in the opinion of The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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  Patriots | Week 17 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Jan 3, 11:41 AM

The New England Patriots have declared LB Anfernee Jennings, C David Andrews, CB Dee Virgin, OG Shaq Mason, QB Brian Hoyer, LB Terez Hall and CB D'Angelo Ross inactive for Week 17.

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  Patriots | Week 16 New England Patriots inactives    Mon Dec 28, 07:02 PM

The New England Patriots have declared RB Damien Harris, DL Lawrence Guy, C Marcus Martin, DL Shilique Calhoun, QB Brian Hoyer and LB Ja'Whaun Bentley inactive for Week 16.

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  Patriots | Week 15 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Dec 20, 11:31 AM

The New England Patriots have declared RB Damien Harris, QB Brian Hoyer, WR Donte Moncrief, DB Joejuan Williams and TE Jordan M. Thomas inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Sony Michel will get the start at running back but he has limited upside in this matchup.

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  Patriots | Week 14 New England Patriots inactives    Thu Dec 10, 07:13 PM

The New England Patriots have declared QB Brian Hoyer, FS Terrence Brooks, DT Isaiah Mack, RB J.J. Taylor and TE Jordan M. Thomas inactive for Week 14.

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  Patriots | Week 13 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Dec 6, 03:02 PM

The New England Patriots have declared QB Brian Hoyer, DE Tashawn Bower, DT Isaiah Mack, FS Terrence Brooks, RB J.J. Taylor and TE Jordan M. Thomas inactive for Week 13.

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  Patriots | Week 12 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 29, 11:38 AM

The New England Patriots have declared QB Brian Hoyer, DL Byron Cowart, WR Isaiah Ford, DE Tashawn Bower and RB J.J. Taylor inactive for Week 12.

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  Patriots | Week 11 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 22, 11:32 AM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Adam Butler, QB Brian Hoyer, RB Sony Michel, WR Isaiah Ford, CB Myles Bryant and RB J.J. Taylor inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Michel is out so Damien Harris is a stronger start today.

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  Patriots | Week 10 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 15, 06:55 PM

The New England Patriots have declared TE Jordan M. Thomas, RB J.J. Taylor, LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, QB Brian Hoyer, OL Hjalte Froholdt, CB Stephon Gilmore and DT Isaiah Mack inactive for Week 10.

Footballguys view: With Gilmore out, Marquise Brown and the passing game outside of the numbers has a better chance to hit in what could be sloppy conditions in Foxboro tonight.

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  Patriots | Week 9 New England Patriots inactives    Mon Nov 9, 06:54 PM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Lawrence Guy, QB Brian Hoyer, CB Stephon Gilmore, WR N'Keal Harry, TE Dalton Keene, RB J.J. Taylor and LB Ja'Whaun Bentley inactive for Week 9.

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  Patriots | Week 7 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Oct 25, 03:03 PM

The New England Patriots have declared S Kyle Dugger, TE Devin Asiasi, QB Brian Hoyer, DT Carl Davis, CB Myles Bryant and RB J.J. Taylor inactive for Week 7.

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  Patriots | Jarrett Stidham to be backup QB for Pats    Sun Oct 18, 12:08 PM

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham is serving as the team's backup quarterback for Week 6's game against the Denver Broncos, with QB Brian Hoyer deactivated.

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  Patriots | Week 6 New England Patriots inactives    Sun Oct 18, 11:34 AM

The New England Patriots have declared QB Brian Hoyer, DT Carl Davis, CB Myles Bryant, RB J.J. Taylor and TE Dalton Keene inactive for Week 6.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer back to the bench    Wed Oct 14, 09:34 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer will be back to a reserve role in Week 6 against the Denver Broncos with QB Cam Newton (illness) back from the COVID-19 reserve list.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer struggles in Week 4    Mon Oct 5, 09:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer went 15-for-24 for 130 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4. He also lost a fumble during the game.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer benched    Mon Oct 5, 09:08 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer was benched during the Week 4 game and has been replaced by QB Jarrett Stidham.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer likely to start     Sat Oct 3, 01:16 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer is expected to be the team's starter if the team's postponed Week 4 game is played Monday, Oct. 5 or Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Footballguys view: Jarrett Stidham has more long term promise, but Hoyer has great familiarity with the Josh McDaniels system. Hoyer can keep Julian Edelman viable in PPR leagues.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer will be No. 2 QB    Sun Sep 13, 12:04 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Week 1 with QB Jarrett Stidham inactive.

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  Patriots | Cam Newton receives most of work Sunday    Sun Aug 23, 03:13 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton received 30 repetitions during team drills Sunday, Aug. 23, while QB Brian Hoyer received 12 reps during 11-on-11 drills.

Footballguys view: Newton is pulling away in the quarterback competition and he's certainly worth a pick as your upside QB2, but he isn't drawing rave reviews for his practice performances and might have a slow start to the season.

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  Patriots | Rotation at QB for Patriots?    Wed Aug 19, 02:53 PM

New England Patriots QBs Jarrett Stidham, Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer are competing for the starting job, but head coach Bill Belichick did not rule out the possibility of using a rotation at quarterback if it gives the team the best chance to win.

Footballguys view: Reiss is one of the best beat writers in the league, so when he suggests something we all should listen. The Patriots are running out of time to choose a starting quarterback and we could see a rotation early on in the season until one (Cam Newton?) emerges as the primary guy. It sounds crazy, but hey -- it would kind of fit 2020, right?

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  Patriots | Equal snaps for New England QBs    Mon Aug 17, 04:46 PM

New England Patriots QBs Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer received equal repetitions during practice Monday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are not going to announce a starting quarterback until they have to. Newton should come out on top in this competition and so long as he's healthy could have a bounce-back season in 2020. We're expecting Stidham to beat out Hoyer for the no.2 quarterback job.

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  Patriots | Jarrett Stidham out with teammates    Sun Jul 19, 01:15 PM

New England Patriots QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer have been working out with teammates this past week. WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Gunner Olszewski, RB Damien Harris and TE Dalton Keene were among the players participating in the workouts.

Footballguys view: Cam Newton was working out with Patriots free agent signing Damiere Byrd, who was his teammate in Carolina, and last week worked out with Sanu and 2019 first-round pick N'keal Harry. Stidham has a longer tenure with the team, and his familiarity with the offense and roster will be his best bet to win the starting job over Newton.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer not long for New England again?    Sun Jul 5, 06:22 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer finds himself in an 'interesting spot' following the addition of Cam Newton, and ESPN's Mike Reiss suggests he could be the odd man out if Newton is healthy and Jarrett Stidham shows well in training camp.

Footballguys view: Hoyer is there for veteran depth which now they might not need. Newton could win the starting job and if Stidham impresses then he could be the backup again. If Stidham somehow wins the job, then Newton could be there for veteran depth.

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  Patriots | Top QBs working together    Sun Jun 7, 12:13 PM

New England Patriots QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer have been working out together this offseason.

Footballguys view: That makes sense as Hoyer has been in the system a long time and the team is obviously valuing that at quarterback. Stidham beat Hoyer our for the backup spot last year. Hoyer would probably be better for the fantasy value of Patriots receivers, but either way this will be a bottom 10 pass offense.

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  Patriots | More expectation for Brian Hoyer to start    Sat May 23, 04:10 PM

Former New England Patriots DL Rob Ninkovich (retired) believes QB Brian Hoyer will be under center for Week 1 of the 2020 season, instead of QB Jarrett Stidham. 'Look, when you're a second-year player, you really don't realize what a season's like as a starter,' Ninkovich said. 'You don't understand what it's going to take, and not having an offseason does not help. So, Brian Hoyer will be the starter Week 1.' Ninkovich also touted Hoyer's experience both as an NFL starter and in the Patriots' offensive system as reasons he should get the Week 1 start.

Footballguys view: Hoyer has all the experience in the world, so he's a 'safe' option to put your chips on. However, Stidham looked good in the preseason last year and might just win the job outright with improved play this year in training camp and the preseason. Fantasy GMs have plenty of other options at quarterback no matter who is the new starting quarterback for New England.

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  Patriots | Bill Belichick content with QBs room    Thu May 7, 09:30 PM

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Thursday, May 7, he's content with the team's options at quarterback after signing undrafted free-agent QBs Brian Lewerke and J'Mar Smith to go with Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. 'Yeah, well that is where we are -- you never know what is going to happen down the road, but we feel like we have four good players there,' Belichick said on NFL Network. 'We added Brian and J'Mar to Hoyer and Stidham. We added Hoyer and had Stidham from last year. We like working with those guys and we will see how it goes.'

Footballguys view: The Patriots are likely to roll with Stidham as their starter in 2020. Stidham was a fourth-round pick last year but he showed some flashes in the preseason as a rookie. It's a huge shadow left by Tom Brady but with Belichick leading the way this team can still win enough games to get them around .500 on the season.

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  Patriots | New England to select QB Saturday    Sat Apr 25, 09:13 AM

The New England Patriots plan to select a third quarterback on the third day of the NFL Draft Saturday, April 25, according to director of player personnel Nick Caserio. QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are the only quarterbacks currently on the team's roster.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer more likely starter?    Thu Apr 16, 08:30 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer is more likely to be the Week 1 starter than Jarrett Stidham, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Thursday, April 16. 'My guess right now is Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback of the Patriots in 2020, but I think that is something that will be ever-evolving as we get through next season,' Rapoport said.

Footballguys view: We'll see how things shake out in training camp and the preseason. Hoyer is the veteran who has a ton of experience, but Stidham had first-round tools even though he fell to the fourth round in the 2019 NFL draft. We'll also see if the Patriots add a quarterback in the 2020 NFL draft.

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  Patriots | New England will adjust to new QB    Tue Apr 14, 12:16 AM

In life after Tom Brady, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the team will adapt and gear everything for doing what is best for their new starting quarterback, whoever that may be. Belichick said that's what they did previously for Brady and he doesn't see that changing. 'Whoever the quarterback is, we'll try to make things work smoothly and efficiently for that player and take advantage of his strengths and his skills,' Belichick noted. The Patriots currently have QBs Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer on roster.

Footballguys view: It's going to be odd to see a different quarterback lining up for the Patriots. Belichick believes he and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels have a 'pretty good feel for both' quarterbacks. The team may also address the position in the upcoming NFL Draft, potentially early.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer financial update    Tue Mar 24, 05:53 PM

Updating a previous story, New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract. The deal carries another $2 million in play-time incentives.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer contract update    Sun Mar 22, 04:01 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Colts) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New England Patriots Sunday, March 22, worth $2 million.

Footballguys view: Hoyer will be a backup for the Patriots once again. This is his third stint with the team and if he sees the field the team won't go in the tank.

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  Patriots | New England adding Brian Hoyer    Sun Mar 22, 03:31 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Colts) agreed to terms with the New England Patriots Sunday, March 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Here we go again. Hoyer has been with the Patriots a couple of times before after the team picked him up as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State back in 2009. He'll be a backup for the Patriots once again.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer could join Pats    Sat Mar 21, 06:15 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Colts) is open to signing with the New England Patriots this offseason in a backup role.

Footballguys view: He could sign for a third stint with the Patriots to be a veteran backup. The Patriots may sign a veteran quarterback to be a starter in free agency (Cam Newton?), but they could also roll with second-year pro Jarrett Stidham as their starter. If the latter is the case, then they'd really need an experienced backup like Hoyer.

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  Colts | Brian Hoyer let go    Sat Mar 21, 04:08 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Brian Hoyer was released Saturday, March 21.

Footballguys view: With Philip Rivers signed as the starter, the Colts had to clear some room in the quarterback room. Hoyer is a seasoned veteran backup and he should land somewhere in the same role for the 2020 season.

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  Colts | Brian Hoyer getting start Sunday    Sat Nov 9, 12:32 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Brian Hoyer will get the start Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Miami Dolphins after QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) was ruled out.

Footballguys view: It's the best move for the Colts. They're playing a hapless Dolphins team and can get the win with Hoyer under center. We should see Brissett back as the starter in Week 11 against the Jaguars.

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  Colts | Brian Hoyer tosses three TDs in relief    Sun Nov 3, 04:17 PM

Indianapolis Colts QB Brian Hoyer completed 17-of-26 passes for 168 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in relief of the injured QB Jacoby Brissett (knee).

Footballguys view: The Colts offense was functional with Hoyer and he should be able to exploit the Dolphins defense if Brissett can't go next week. The Colts lost a heartbreaker in a situation where this outcome could end up being the difference between a playoff spot and staying home, although they should be able to recover in the standings next week.

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  Colts | More on Brian Hoyer    Mon Sep 2, 09:49 AM

Updating an earlier report, Indianapolis Colts QB Brian Hoyer's three-year, $12 million deal includes $9 million in guarantees.

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  Colts | Brian Hoyer signs with Colts    Mon Sep 2, 09:46 AM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Sept. 2.

Footballguys view: Hoyer gives the Colts a veteran backup behind Jacoby Brissett. Earlier this year, the NFL suspended Colts QB Chad Kelly two games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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  Colts | Brian Hoyer visiting Indy    Sun Sep 1, 08:36 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) is visiting the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 1, according to reports.

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  Broncos | Denver interested in Brian Hoyer    Sat Aug 31, 02:46 PM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) is receiving interest from the Denver Broncos, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Don't be surprised to see this move made. Joe Flacco doesn't have a healthy backup right now with 2019 second-round pick Drew Lock (thumb) banged up. Hoyer played under Broncos OC Rich Scangarello when the two were with the 49ers in 2017.

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  Patriots | Brian Hoyer off roster    Sat Aug 31, 01:56 PM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer was released Saturday, Aug. 31.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have rookie Jarrett Stidham now as the primary backup to Tom Brady. Hoyer should get plenty of interest from teams in need of a veteran reserve at the quarterback position. In fact, don't be surprised if the Broncos give him a shot to be the backup to Joe Flacco in 2019.

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  Patriots | NEP backup QBs stand out    Fri Aug 9, 10:58 AM

New England Patriots QB Brian Hoyer and QB Jarrett Stidham combined to go 26-for-38 for 326 yards and three scores in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Patriots | Three QBs filling in during workouts    Mon May 27, 01:31 AM

New England Patriots QBs Danny Etling, Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham are splitting up the workload in voluntary organized team activities with QB Tom Brady not participating for the second year in a row.

Footballguys view: When the work becomes mandatory, Brady will be in attendance. We'll see how the depth chart behind Brady shapes up during training camp and the preseason. Hoyer is the seasoned veteran who could be the primary backup for Brady with the Patriots still in a Super Bowl window. Stidham is the interesting rookie we like in dynasty formats. We'll see if the fourth-round pick out of Auburn can develop and learn behind one of the greatest.

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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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