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New England Patriots Sign Free Agent 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 added more talent - or just another body - to their quarterback room on Wednesday morning.

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots signed former college star and NFL quarterback Cody Kessler.

The Patriots only had two quarterbacks on the roster prior to the signing. Tom Brady and rookie Jarrett Stidham were lonely in the quarterback room after the team cut Brian Hoyer earlier this season.

Here's the news from Schefter.

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.

Kessler is likely headed to the Patriots practice squad - where the team was operating without a quarterback.

Stidham saw his first game action on Sunday against the New York Jets. In his first NFL game, the former Auburn star threw a interception to Jamal Adams who returned it for a touchdown.

Next up for the Patriots is a divisional match-up against the Buffalo Bills.