Report: Colts release veteran QB Brian Hoyer

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The Indianapolis Colts on Saturday made the signing of future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers official. In a corresponding move, Indianapolis has also released veteran signal caller Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer, 34, played in four games (one start) for the Colts last season. He threw for 372 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Last a semi full-time starter with the Chicago Bears back in 2016, Hoyer has a history with the New England Patriots.

He started his NFL career in New England, playing for the team from 2009-11. Hoyer then returned to the Patriots after they dealt Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers back in 2017. Could a reunion be in the cards with Tom Brady now in Tampa Bay?

As for the Colts, they are still likely to move on from 2019 starter Jacoby Brissett after signing Rivers. He makes too much to be a backup.

Indy saves $5 million against the cap by releasing Hoyer.