Latest Jarrett Stidham News

Patriots rookies humbled to survive cuts, look to contribute

Sep. 1, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham was awed by the responsibility of being the backup to 20-year veteran Tom Brady. "I got the news that I was the No. 2 guy," Stidham said Sunday, a day after the New England Patriots finalized their 53-man roster to start the season. "And you get very excited for...

McCoy among prominent cuts as NFL teams pare rosters

Aug. 31, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

The cruelest day of the NFL's long calendar arrived Saturday with teams setting their 53-player rosters. Among the more prominent dismissals were Bills veteran running back LeSean McCoy, backup QBs Brian Hoyer in New England and Kevin Hogan in Denver and receivers Laquon Treadwell of Minnesota, Demaryius Thomas...

Brian Hoyer, Demaryius Thomas cut by Patriots

Aug. 31, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots released backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas among their moves Saturday to reach the NFL-mandated 53-player limit. Hoyer's release gives the job of backing up 20-year veteran Tom Brady to rookie Jarrett Stidham, the...

Pats' Stidham throws 2 TDs before Giants rally for 31-29 win

Aug. 30, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England's Demaryius Thomas found his way into the end zone — twice. New York Giants' quarterback Kyle Lauletta may have found himself on the team. Rookie Jarrett Stidham bolstered his bid to be Tom Brady's backup by throwing two touchdown passes for New England before...

Newton injures foot, Brady solid in Patriots' 10-3 win

Aug. 23, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make. The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night's 10-3 exhibition loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline. The 2015 MVP was...

Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Titans

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion. In a preseason game nearly eight months after the Titans quarterback couldn't play in Tennessee's regular-season finale because of nerve injuries. Mariota...

Patriots release QB Danny Etling

Aug. 13, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Quarterback Danny Etling's tenure with the Patriots has come to an end. The Patriots completed a trade with Atlanta on Tuesday to acquire tight end Eric Saubert for a conditional draft pick. The Patriots released Etling to make room for Saubert on the 53-man roster. Etling, a...

Auburn banking on young QB, Malzahn's playcalling

Aug. 12, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is banking on his own his play calling abilities and a freshman quarterback to carry the Tigers through a difficult schedule. Malzahn went back to calling the offensive plays in the Tigers' bowl game, returning to his roots and the role that ultimately helped...

Jakobi Meyers impressive as Patriots rout Lions 31-3

Aug. 9, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — If Jakobi Meyers wanted to, he could probably use his status as an undrafted rookie as motivation. Not need for that, the New England receiver says. The Patriots gave him an opportunity, and that's who he needs to impress. "I have to keep proving to my coaches that I deserve to be here,"...

Patriots rout Lions 31-3 thanks to backups

Aug. 8, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jakobi Meyers caught two touchdown passes in an impressive preseason debut, and the New England Patriots drubbed the Detroit Lions 31-3 on Thursday night. Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford didn't play, and plenty of other key players were also spectators. Myers stood out for New England. The...