Patriots mailbag: Why is Brian Hoyer back on New England’s practice squad?

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Who is the Patriots back up quarterback?

Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer shouldn't be… bostonherald.comPatriots backup QB Brian Hoyer shouldn’t be away too long

When can players be added to practice squad?

A player can be utilized in this way for two total games during the season. The promotion has to happen before 4 p.m. ET the day before the game. A team can promotion one additional practice squad player within 90 minutes before kickoff in the event of a late COVID-19 positive test result. DraftKings NationNFL practice squad rules: Salary, eligibility, Covid-19 changes, more for 2021

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Report: Patriots signing ex-Cowboys QB to practice squad

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Former Dallas Cowboys QB Garrett Gilbert will join the Patriots' practice squad, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

This will be Gilbert's second stint on the Patriots' practice squad. The 30-year-old was picked up by New England in 2014 after being cut by the then-St. Louis Rams, who selected him in the sixth round of the '14 NFL Draft.

Gilbert has since spent time with the Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and Cowboys. He was released by Dallas on Tuesday.

Gilbert started one game for the Cowboys last season, completing 21 of his 38 pass attempts for 243 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Patriots' QB depth chart now consists of rookie Mac Jones, Jarrett Stidham (PUP list), Brian Hoyer (practice squad) and Gilbert (practice squad).

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As of 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, the claiming deadline for players with less than four accrued seasons on their respective résumés has passed. Players that have been let go over the last two days are now subject to the waiver wire — including 21 now-former Patriots. All of them could, in theory be scooped up by other clubs.

The Patriots can soon begin to add up to 16 previously released players to their practice squad as both a scout team for the regular season and as depth in case of injury. Given the new practice squad rules that allow teams to bring back up to six players regardless of their experience, all of the 21 players let go on Tuesday are now potential candidates to be added again.

In order to stay on top of all the moves New England will make over the next few hours, please make sure to bookmark and regularly revisit our up-to-the-minute tracker below.

No players waived by the Patriots were claimed on Wednesday.

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