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The New England Patriots Are Releasing A Backup Quarterback

A closeup of a New England Patriots football helmet. The team will be without David Andrews in Week 3.

ATLANTA - AUGUST 11: A detailed view of a New England Patriots helmet prior to the NFL preseason game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on August 11, 2006 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots are releasing a quarterback.

Don't worry, Patriots fans, Tom Brady isn't going anywhere. However, veteran backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will not be on the roster heading into the 2019 season.

According to a report from NFL insider Adam Caplan, the Patriots decided to part ways with Hoyer.

Here's the news from Caplan.

Hoyer was always on borrowed time once former Auburn star Jarrett Stidham dominated preseason action.

Stidham looked comfortable from the moment he stepped on the field and seems to be well-prepared to be Tom Brady's backup this season.

The former Auburn quarterback completed 61-of-90 passes for 731 yards and four touchdowns to just one interceptions during preseason play. He completed nearly 68-percent of his passes and clearly impressed Bill Belichick and company.

Now he'll get the chance to sit behind Brady and learn the offense before getting his chance to start - in about 10 years or so when Brady walks away from the game.

As for Hoyer, he's an experienced quarterback that will likely find another landing spot somewhere before the season kicks off.

He's played for eight NFL teams since entering the league in 2009 as an undrafted player out of Michigan State.

Stay tuned for the latest.