LANDOVER, Md. -- Through the first 11 practices of training camp, the New England Patriots’ backup quarterback competition had seemed clear cut to many observers. Rocket-armed Ryan Mallett was the No. 2, with rookie Jimmy Garoppolo enduring some rocky moments. The picture has been altered a bit after the Patriots’ preseason-opening 23-6 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Thursday night. Mallett played the entire first half, the initial two series against a first-unit defense, and the Patriots’ offense didn’t produce any points.via ESPN.com - NFL Nation http://ift.tt/1vj8PHb

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