The New England Patriots officially cut QB Brian Hoyer on Thursday, per the NFL transactions wire.
Earlier this month, it was reported New England was expected to release Hoyer by the start of the league year on March 15th, so this was expected.
Releasing Hoyer frees up $294,118 and creates $1,640,000 in dead money.
Hoyer, 37, originally signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in 2009. He spent three years in New England before bouncing around with a number of teams including the Steelers, Cardinals, Browns, Texans, and Bears.
Hoyer signed a two-year, $12 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the 49ers in 2017 but was cut loose in the first year of his deal. The Patriots signed him to a three-year deal shortly after but later released him.
From there, Hoyer signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Colts in 2019 but was released before the 2020 season. Hoyer returned to the Patriots on a two-year deal worth $4 million soon after.
In 2022, Hoyer appeared in one game for the Patriots and completed 5 of 6 pass attempts for 37 yards and no touchdowns.
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