The New England Patriots likely will invite a veteran quarterback to Foxboro this week — but they reportedly aren’t planning on signing one.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Monday on WEEI’s “Dale and Holley” the team “probably” will bring in a free-agent QB for a workout. The shoulder injury Jimmy Garoppolo suffered Sunday put his status for Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans in doubt.
However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon, citing sources, that the Patriots “have no plans at this time to bring in or sign another QB” before their matchup with Houston.
Schefter reported similar information earlier in the day, adding the Patriots have not ruled Garoppolo out for Thursday’s game.
“Now, I still think it’s a long shot that Jimmy Garoppolo is able to play in a short week on a Thursday night with a sprained AC joint,” Schefter said on “SportsCenter.” “But as of (Monday) morning, they have not given up hope yet that, somehow, he will find a way to be ready.”
Rookie Jacoby Brissett, who relieved Garoppolo in Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Miami Dolphins, is in line to start against the Texans if Garoppolo is unable to play.
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