The New England Patriots removed some of the talent – or just another body – from their quarterback room on Tuesday afternoon.
According to a report from Patriots insider Mike Reiss, the Patriots released former USC quarterback Cody Kessler.
The team signed Kessler in late September after they cut Brian Hoyer. The addition of Kesler was necessary after the team had just two quarterbacks on the roster: Tom Brady and rookie Jarrett Stidham.
However, after a series of injuries and acquisitions, Kessler was the odd man out.
In order to make room for tight ends Eric Tomlinson and Ben Watson, the Patriots cut the former Trojans quarterback.
QB Cody Kessler is not present and the expectation is that he has been released to make room for TE Eric Tomlinson (present/No. 82). Also, TE Benjamin Watson is present at the media-access portion of practice.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 15, 2019
Kessler previously played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns before landing in New England.
The former third-round pick entered the 2019 season as a member of the Jaguars. However, he was cut in camp and then signed with the Eagles just a few days later.
After suffering a concussion during the preseason, the Eagles decided to move on from the former USC quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Patriots will roll with Brady and Stidham for the foreseeable future.
Up next for New England is a divisional battle against Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Monday night.