Patriots release QB Cody Kessler

Ryan Hannable
April 01, 2020 - 3:41 pm

The Patriots now have only two quarterbacks on their roster.

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According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have released Cody Kessler.

[UPDATE 5 p.m.]: The team made the move official.

Kessler did not appear in any games last season, but was added to the roster Sept. 25, released Oct. 15 and then re-signed Oct. 28. He backed up Tom Brady and Jarrett Stidham.

Now, the Patriots have just Stidham and Brian Hoyer on the active roster.

It would not be a surprise at all to see the team select a quarterback in the draft, likely in the middle-to-late rounds, and also potentially add a cheap veteran for an extra body in training camp.

Kessler, a third-round pick in 2016, has appeared in just 17 NFL games.

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