Former Jets QB Christian Hackenberg visited the Patriots on Thursday, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
The Patriots currently have Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer and rookie seventh-round pick Danny Etling. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Patriots aren't expected to sign Hackenberg, though he remains an option going forward.
Hackenberg was traded to the Raiders in May for a conditional seventh-round pick before being released by Oakland earlier this week.
When the 2016 second-round pick was traded, Jets head coach Todd Bowles said Hackenberg's time in New York just didn't work out.
"We did everything we could," Bowles said. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out."
It just didn't work out in Oakland, either, because the Raiders couldn't keep a roster spot for him.
"I was disappointed in not really giving Christian the opportunity to go to camp," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said, via ESPN. "We felt like we needed to add a couple defensive linemen. We ran out of numbers, and that's not good at that position heading into camp."
Hackenberg has yet to appear in an NFL game.