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Patriots Lose Quarterback Will Grier to the Chargers



New England Patriots quarterback Will Grier (19) prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The quarterback carousel continued for the New England Patriots on Monday. The Los Angeles Chargers have signed Will Grier off the Patriots practice squad. This continued the revolving door at the position in Foxboro this season.

Grier signed with New England on Sept. 21, after having been with the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad. His previous NFL stops had been with the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys. His only NFL action came as a rookie with Carolina in 2019. He remained with the Patriots for the next two months. Although both Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe struggled for New England, Grier never got an opportunity to play in any games.

On Nov. 25 the Patriots waived Greer. He was brought back to the practice squad days later, where he remained until today.

With Chargers franchise QB Justin Herbert (finger) out for the remainder of the season, there is an opportunity for Will Grier to earn playing time in his new home. Easton Stick started at quarterback for the Chargers in Week 15. Stick threw three touchdown passes in the second half, however the Chargers were trailing 49-0 at that point.

The Patriots lost Malik Cunningham to the Baltimore Ravens just last week. With today’s departure of Will Grier, the only Patriots quarterbacks remaining are Bailey Zappe and Mac Jones. The team has worked out multiple quarterbacks in recent weeks, so look for them to add another quickly.

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