Report: Patriots sign Hoyer to 1-year deal, promote him to 53-man roster


The New England Patriots now have two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

UPDATE (Saturday, Sept. 18 at 5:50 p.m. ET): The Patriots officially announced Hoyer has been signed to the 53-man roster.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday morning that the Patriots signed quarterback Brian Hoyer to a one-year contract. As a result, Hoyer has been promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

The other QB on the 53-man roster is rookie Mac Jones, who played quite well in his regular season debut last week against the Miami Dolphins. 

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Hoyer is in his seventh season with the Patriots. They are one of eight teams the 35-year-old veteran has played for in his 13-year career.

The Patriots entered the weekend with an open spot on their 53-man roster, and another will open up when rookie kicker Quinn Nordin's move to injured reserve is official.