Patriots Expected To Sign Garrett Gilbert After Injuries
With Mac Jones fighting an ankle issue and Brian Hoyer recovering from a concussion, the New England Patriots' signing a quarterback to their practice squad
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Patriots are expected to sign quarterback Garrett Gilbert.
New England presently has only one quarterback on the roster after both Mac Jones and Brian Hoyer were injured.
Jones sustained a high ankle injury in Week 3, and the Patriots lost backup quarterback Brian Hoyer to a concussion against the Packers in Week 4.
Bailey Zappe's efforts weren't enough in New England's 27–24 overtime loss. He finished the game with 99 passing yards and one touchdown pass.
Gilbert was picked by the Rams in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, although he did not appear in an NFL game until 2018 with the Panthers.
He has played for the Rams, Patriots, Lions, Raiders, Panthers, Browns, Cowboys, and Commanders during his career.
This is his third visit to New England. Gilbert last appeared for Washington in 2021, making one start and throwing for 194 yards.
The Patriots could watch Jones and Hoyer all week. If neither is ready for Sunday's game against the Lions, they may elevate Gilbert from the practice squad without signing him to the 53-man roster.