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Patriots sign QB Brian Hoyer off practice squad to 1-year deal

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Patriots sign QB Brian Hoyer off practice squad to 1-year deal

The Patriots signed quarterback Brian Hoyer off their practice squad to a 1-year deal Saturday, a source told the Herald.

Hoyer was temporarily elevated from the practice squad last weekend before the team’s season opener against Miami. Rookie starter Mac Jones had been the Pats’ only quarterback on the active roster. Since re-signing in May, Hoyer has been viewed as a mentor for Jones. The 35-year-old veteran leaves Garrett Gilbert as the only quarterback on the team’s practice squad.

The Patriots have one open roster spot left, with rookie kicker Quinn Nordin landing on injured reserve. Like Hoyer, the Pats could sign veteran kicker Nick Folk off their practice squad or elevate him again, as they did last weekend.

Sunday’s kickoff against the Jets is set for 1 p.m. from MetLife Stadium.

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