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Larnel Coleman Jersey Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the are in search of a healthy quarterback to help fortify their roster heading into Sunday's home game against the . With and dealing with injuries, the Patriots are expected to sign veteran quarterback to the practice sqaud, .Jones is dealing with a high ankle sprain that was sustained during New England's Week 3 lo s to Baltimore. Hoyer sustained a concu sion during this past Sunday's road lo s to the . , who played well after coming in for Hoyer during this past Sunday's game, is the only healthy quarterback on the Patriots' roster. Zappe threw for 99 yards and a touchdown on 10 of 15 pa sing against the Packers, as New England fell in overtime to fall to 1-3 on the season Robert Hunt Jersey .A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Gilbert has already had two prior stints with New England. He won a Super Bowl as a member of the practice squad when the Patriots won Super Bow XLIX. Gilbert spent most of last season on the Patriots' practice squad being he was signed by Washington after and were both placed on the COVID-19 list. Four days after being signed, Gilbert started in Washington's Week 15 game against the , going 20 of 31 for 194 yards in a 27-17 lo s. NE QB #19 Gilbert's only other NFL start took place in Week 9 of the 2020 season as a member Hunter Long Jersey of the . Facing the then-undefeated , Gilbert went Duke Riley Jersey 21 of 38 for 243 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a 24-19 lo s. Gilbert has made eight other regular season appearances. His first one came in relief duty back as a member of the in Week 16 of the 2018 season. Garrett completed two of his three pa s attempts in a 19-point lo s to New Orleans.The 31-year-old quarterback entered the national spotlight during his freshman season at Texas, when he relieved injured starter in the national championship game. He threw two touchdowns and four interceptions as Texas lost to Alabama. The Patriots are currently facing an uphill climb in the AFC East, as they are currently last in the division. On Sunday, New England will face a Lions team that is currently 32nd in the NFL in scoring defense, 30th in pa s Blake Ferguson Jersey defense and 30th against the run. This should bode well for a Patriots offense that is 10th in the NFL in rushing, led by and .