Patriots down to 53 with Cam Newton, Brian Hoyer cut

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We already knew the big names, as the Patriots cut quarterbacks Cam Newton and Brian Hoyer to hand the starting job to first-round draft pick Mac Jones. Now we know the rest of the names as the Patriots got down to their 53-man roster.

In addition to Newton and Hoyer, the Patriots cut veterans DT Montravius Adams, K Nick Folk, S Adrian Colbert, CB Dee Virgin, DT Akeem Spence, OL Alex Redmond, OL James Ferentz and TE Matt LaCosse.

Players placed on waivers by the Patriots were DT Bill Murray, WR Kristian Wilkerson, WR Isaiah Zuber, CB Michael Jackson, DB D’Angelo Ross, DB Myles Bryant, OL Will Sherman, OT Korey Cunningham, WR Tre Nixon, DT Nick Thurman and OLB Tashawn Bower.

The Patriots also put LB Anfernee Jennings on injured reserve, placed four players on physically unable to perform (QB Jarrett Stidham, CB Stephon Gilmore, LB Terez Hall, DT Byron Cowart), and put two players on the non-football injury list (S Joshuah Bledsoe and LB Cameron McGrone).

20 responses to “Patriots down to 53 with Cam Newton, Brian Hoyer cut

  1. They couldn’t justify keeping Newton. Last year, he went 7-8, 8 TDs 10 INTs, 592 yards rushing, and only had one 4th quarter comeback. Way worse than Tebow’s 11 games in 2011, which got him laughed out of the league.

  2. Do the pats have another QB or is Hoyer the wink and nod “release” but will be brought back tomorrow, or the following day, after they place someone on IR.

  3. To those thinking Jones is the only QB, don’t forget WR Jakobi Meyers started college as a QB and threw 2TDs for the Pats last year (on two attempts). I know either Hoyer or Stidham is expected back but don’t forget Meyers can throw and be an emergency QB.

  4. Hoyer is now a vested FA & can sign with anyone…. My guess is he’ll be on the Pats practice squad tomorrow or as soon as he can if that’s Thursday

  5. randomguy89 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:35 pm
    They couldn’t justify keeping Newton. Last year, he went 7-8, 8 TDs 10 INTs, 592 yards rushing, and only had one 4th quarter comeback. Way worse than Tebow’s 11 games in 2011, which got him laughed out of the league.

    NOT FAIR AT ALL. New team with an offense that is very complex, poor skill position players, decimated offense and defense. Too much to succeed. This year he just didn’t look better than the rookie. Who looks amazing.

  6. streetyson says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:45 pm
    To those thinking Jones is the only QB, don’t forget WR Jakobi Meyers started college as a QB and threw 2TDs for the Pats last year (on two attempts). I know either Hoyer or Stidham is expected back but don’t forget Meyers can throw and be an emergency QB.

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    You can’t be serious.

  7. Terrific move cutting Cam…Mac Jones looks like the steal if the draft…and no way Cam or some woke boston journalist was gonna let some white rookie start over him without manufacturing some bs…Cam had a great run…but it’s over now…he can hang his head high…! Cept for being known as the guy who made the most cowardly play in the biggest game of his life…

  8. Cam would be a great backup for most teams.
    Way better than Geno Smith or people like that.

  9. heLLpaso says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:35 pm
    Do the pats have another QB or is Hoyer the wink and nod “release” but will be brought back tomorrow, or the following day, after they place someone on IR.

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    Harry goes to PUP/6 week IR but Harry has to be on the roster to do that, so once that happens officially, Hoyer can “resign”.

  10. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 7:03 pm
    streetyson says:
    August 31, 2021 at 6:45 pm
    To those thinking Jones is the only QB, don’t forget WR Jakobi Meyers started college as a QB and threw 2TDs for the Pats last year (on two attempts). I know either Hoyer or Stidham is expected back but don’t forget Meyers can throw and be an emergency QB.

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    You can’t be serious.

    20 0 Rate This

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    Edelman proves that to be serious.

    Outside of keeping someone behind Mallet like Hoyer in 2011 or 2012, etc, BB famously only carries 2 QBs while all other teams carry 3.

    Your jealousy remains delicious.

    BB chess, you and ofher moronic NFL teams…checkers.

    You’ll never need your 3rd qb and if you do, you’re not a playoff team anyway.

    Enjoy!

  11. worstpotusever says:
    August 31, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Patriots win 6 games tops.
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    I’ll take that bet.

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