According to an ESPN report, the Patriots are hosting University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker for a two-day visit starting Tuesday. Locker, who passed for 2,265 yards and 17 touchdowns last season, is projected to go in the mid- to late first round of the draft later this month. The Patriots have the 17th and 28th overall picks.
Tom Brady's backup in 2010 was Brian Hoyer, who was signed as an undrafted free agent from Michigan State in 2009.
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