Matthew Stafford has a new backup.

The Detroit Lions claimed quarterback Garrett Gilbert off waivers from the New England Patriots today and waived quarterback Anthony Boone.

A sixth-round pick by the St. Louis Rams last year, Gilbert was cut at the end of training camp and spent most of last season on the practice squad for the Rams and Patriots.

Gilbert, who was cut by the Patriots on Thursday, played his final two seasons in college at SMU after beginning his career at Texas.