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Mostly silent night for Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer vs Titans

Mostly silent night for Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer vs Titans

NASHVILLE – Statistically, the night for Brian Hoyer was fine – 6 for 8 for 55 yards during four series of work.

But this outing looked little like last week’s dissection of the Lions in which Hoyer went 12 for 14 for 147 with two touchdown throws.

The veteran backup was picked on his second attempt of the game, a not-very-speedy throw intended for second-year wideout Braxton Berrios. Berrios did seem to round off his route and fade upfield as he was crossing, giving Logan Ryan an easy shot to undercut it. Either way, a pick’s a pick.

But Hoyer was also working with very few regulars. Among the five offensive linemen in front of Hoyer, only Isaiah Wynn figures to be a starter on the offensive line and Hoyer took some punishment as a result. He also escaped punishment on one play when Dan Skipper was badly beaten off the line at right tackle and Hoyer had to haul ass to the sidelines or risk a smushing.

Hoyer took a hard sack for a loss of 8 in the second quarter and had another sack wiped out by a defensive hold.

Also, there was no Maurice Harris, N’Keal Harry, Matt Lacosse or Phillip Dorsett at his disposal as they were last week. He did, however, have Jakobi Meyers who Hoyer found for his longest completion, a 16-yarder.

So the competition between Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham will continue for the right to back up Tom Brady in 2019. On this night, Hoyer mostly trod water.

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Watch N'Keal Harry's first reception from Patriots QB Tom Brady in NFL debut

Watch N'Keal Harry's first reception from Patriots QB Tom Brady in NFL debut

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry is on the board.

The rookie wideout tallied his first career reception from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the second quarter of Sunday's Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Harry ran a slant route and made an 11-yard catch.

Check out his first catch in the highlight video below:

Harry was the Patriots' first-round pick (32nd overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Arizona State product missed the first 10 games of the 2019 season due to injury, and he was added to the 53-man roster before New England's Week 9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Harry is the second wide receiver to make his Patriots debut in recent weeks. Veteran wideout Mohamed Sanu made his first appearance with the Patriots in Week 8 after being acquired from the Atlanta Falcons a week before last month's trade deadline.

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Rob Gronkowski posts old video hinting at possible return to Patriots

Rob Gronkowski posts old video hinting at possible return to Patriots

Rob Gronkowski continues to add to the speculation about a possible return to the New England Patriots.

On Sunday, Gronk took to Twitter to tease a "big announcement" coming Tuesday at 9 a.m. Later on in the day, the retired tight end posted a video to Facebook that is sure to get Patriots fans' hopes up.

In the video, originally posted by Tom Brady in 2016, the Patriots quarterback blows into a conch shell and adds a caption that reads, "New England Patriots RECEIVERS… ASSEMBLE!!!"

Gronk reposted it and asked, "Tom Brady, do you think this thing still works?!! 🐚"

Check it out below:

Gronkowski has always kept the door open for a possible return to football, but Pats fans shouldn't get too excited. Last month, Gronk seemed to shut down the idea of that comeback happening this season.

We'll just have to wait and see what the announcement will be on Tuesday. Gronk's deadline to come out of retirement and play again this season is Saturday, Nov. 30.

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