INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts formally have landed their backup quarterback with the 2019 season opener simply days away.
The group introduced at this time that it has signed veteran free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer, who will again up starter Jacoby Brissett when the Colts journey to Los Angeles on Sunday for his or her Week 1 matchup in opposition to the Chargers.
In a corresponding transfer, the group has waived security Rolan Milligan.
The Colts on Monday additionally signed 4 extra gamers to their follow squad: defensive finish Jamal Davis, operating again Quinton Flowers, defensive sort out Brian Value and huge receiver Chad Williams.
Hoyer, 33, has spent many of the previous two seasons with the New England Patriots as Tom Brady’s backup, however has beginning expertise with the Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers.
In 65 profession video games with 37 begins, Hoyer has accomplished 838-of-1,412 cross makes an attempt (59.three %) for 9,902 yards with 48 touchdowns to 30 interceptions.
The Colts’ plans at quarterback modified shortly on Aug. 25, when starter Andrew Luck introduced his sudden retirement from the NFL. That instantly propelled Brissett into the starter’s job, whereas creating a gap for his backup.
With Chad Kelly already suspended the primary two weeks of the common season, the one different possibility on the Colts’ roster after the conclusion of the preseason would’ve been Phillip Walker, however the group waived him throughout closing cuts on Saturday. Walker was then re-signed to Indy’s follow squad on Sunday.
Hoyer’s signing addresses an instantaneous want on the Colts’ roster; the group will use the subsequent couple of weeks to find out whether or not Hoyer is the long-term reply in that spot, if it’s going to flip to Kelly for…