Patriots QB Mac Jones Ruled Out, Brian Hoyer Starts Against Packers

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's official... Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will not be playing at the game in Green Bay on Sunday. Veteran backup Brian Hoyer will be taking his place, the Patriots announced on Friday.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said earlier this week that Hoyer would start for the Patriots in the game against the Packers if Jones was unable to play.

Jones was seen tossing a football standing still at the media portion of Friday's practice, but didn't participate further, according to the Patriots.

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Belichick said the team is taking it slow with a "day-by-day" approach to Jones' injury.

"I don't know. He doesn't know. The doctors don't know. Take it as it comes and see what happens," Belichick said in a press conference on Friday. "Ultimately, that will be a decision made by the medical people, in consultation with Mac, of course. Like we do with any player. He's no different than any other player. I mean, he is, but I'm just saying the process is the same."

The starting quarterback suffered a high ankle sprain during the game against Baltimore last week.

WBZ's Adam Kaufman (AdamMKaufman) has more on the upcoming game:

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