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News Blitz 11/7: Hoyer happy to be back

Once upon a time Brian Hoyer was Tom Brady's backup quarterback.

Now, after a tour around the league as both a part-time starter and a backup, Hoyer is back where it all began for him as an undrafted rookie out of Michigan State in 2009.

Hoyer made it clear Monday in his first meeting with the New England media since he signed a three-year contract with the Patriots last week that he's quite happy to be back in Foxborough.

The Boston Globe says Hoyer is comfortable to return to where it all began for him in the NFL. The Globe Patriots notebook as Stephon Gilmore saying he expects to play on Sunday night in Denver, this after missing three games to a concussion.

ESPNBoston.com relays Bill Belichick saying that sometimes it matters just as much when you play a team as who that team is. ESPNBoston.com writes that Brady and the Patriots are still finding their way after the Julian Edelman injury.

WEEI.com notes that Belichick told the station's afternoon show that quotes in a recent ESPN The Magazine story are "fake news." WEEI.com also passes along Belichick saying he had no interest in trading Jimmy Garoppolo last spring.

NFL.com picked up on Belichick's high praise for Brandt, who's now a contributor to NFL Media.

The New York Daily News says the Giants need to blow up their organizational structure and turn things over to a couple guys with Patriots ties – Scott Pioli and current New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. "Pioli and McDaniels are each ready for Act II. The Giants need to put them on the stage together."

NESN.com offers up some midseason Patriots superlatives, including praise for Brandin Cooks.

The *Denver Post *looks at Sunday night's battle from the Broncos perspective.

Yahoo Sports says the Patriots coaches aren't taking the Broncos lightly this week, despite the team's losing streak and changes at quarterback. 

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