Hoyer was elevated from the Patriots' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Since Jarrett Stidham (back) is on the reserve/PUP list to begin the year, Hoyer will join the active roster for the season opener to serve as the primary backup to Mac Jones. The 35-year-old Hoyer appeared in one game for the Patriots last year and completed 15 of 24 passes for 130 yards and an interception.

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