Ex-Spartans QB Brian Lewerke released by Giants

Former Spartans quarterback Brian Lewerke was one of four players released by the New York Giants on Wednesday.

Lewerke spent most of last season on the practice squad and was active as the backup quarterback for the season finale. His departure leaves Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor and Davis Webb as the quarterbacks.

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Lewerke finished his Michigan State career ranked first in school history in total offense with 9,548 yards (8,293 passing, 1,255 rushing).

In 41 career games, including 38 starts (22-16 record), he ranked third among Spartan QBs in career starts (38) and wins (22) and completed 57.7 percent of his passes (721-of-1249) for 8,293 yards, 47 touchdowns and 32 interceptions in his career

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