Patriots Waive QB O'Connell

Ian Logue
August 30, 2009 at 04:27pm ET

Patriots pick up fourth-round compensatory pick
Patriots LB David Harris announces retirement
‘Philly Special’ was drawn up by a mad-scientist coach on a South Carolina baseball field in 2011
Which game is best? Ranking the Patriots 2018 schedule
Marcus Hayes: Eagles lost key piece when Josh McDaniels slithered back to New England

In a surprise move, Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe reported on Sunday that the Patriots have informed backup quarterback Kevin O'Connell that he has been waived.

This comes as a mild surprise after head coach Bill Belichick has apparently decided to part ways with the former third-round draft choice after a little over a year removed from drafting him in 2008. Unfortunately O'Connell has struggled during the preseason, including throwing two interceptions during the team's victory over the Redskins Friday night.

By letting O'Connell go, that leaves five-year veteran Andrew Walter and rookie free agent Brian Hoyer on the roster at quarterback to back up quarterback Tom Brady.

THE LATEST FROM PATSFANS.COM: