The 49ers have released QB Brian Hoyer. He was 3rd on the depth chart after the big trade for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Hoyer might latch on with the Patriots, who need a backup QB after shipping away both Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett this year. Hoyer spent the first 3 seasons of his career in New England.

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The Patriots and QB Brian Hoyer have agreed to a 3-year deal. He slides back in as QB Tom Brady's backup, a role he served from 2009 to 2011. Hoyer, of course, remains off the fantasy radar.

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49ers QB Brian Hoyer was benched in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game in Washington. He completed just 4 of 11 for 34 yards before getting yanked. Rookie QB C.J. Beathard has entered the game for San Francisco. He could get a long look with the 'Niners trending toward 0-6.

The 49ers have agreed to a 2-year deal with QB Brian Hoyer, a source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hoyer played reasonably well for Chicago last year, completing 67% of his passes with 6 TDs and 0 INTs in 6 appearances. He's also familiar with HC Kyle Shanahan's offense, having played in it in Cleveland back in 2013. Of course, the 31-year-old isn't San Francisco's long-term answer. This signing makes the 49ers a strong bet to draft a QB this spring. If it's a 1st-rounder, Hoyer might quickly fall to #2 on the depth chart.

Bears QB Brian Hoyer is expected to miss 6 weeks after undergoing surgery to fix his broken forearm. That timetable would put him back on the field for Week 14. It's unclear whether the starting job would be waiting for Hoyer at that point, though. He's not worth stashing on fantasy rosters. We'll see whether QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is ready for next Monday night's game against the Vikings. If not, QB Matt Barkley will get the start.

Bears QB Brian Hoyer broke his left arm in Thursday night's game against the Packers. That'll cost him an extended period of time, and possibly the rest of the season. Hoyer can be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Now we'll see if QB Jay Cutler truly remains injured, or if Chicago was just riding with Hoyer. QB Matt Barkley will start against the Vikings (gulp!) next week if Cutler can't.

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