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Giants sign QB Brian Lewerke; Clayton Thorson waived/injured


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced a change at quarterback, though the news concerns only the No. 3 position on the depth chart.

Free agent Brian Lewerke was added to the roster and Clayton Thorson (concussion) was waived/injured. Thorson was injured on the Giants' final offensive play in their 12-7 preseason-opening loss to the Jets Saturday night. He was sacked in the end zone for a safety by Jonathan Marshall and Hamilcar Rashed with just 1:39 remaining. Thorson was quickly attended to by the team's medical staff before being helped off the field.

Thorson spent most of the 2020 season on the Giants' practice squad.

Lewerke, 6-3 and 216 pounds, was twice with the New England Patriots in the spring and summer in 2020, when he was released for a second time at the end of training camp on Sept. 5.

In four seasons at Michigan State, he played in 41 games and completed 421 of 1,249 passes (57.7%) for 8,293 yards, 47 touchdowns and 32 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,697 yards and 10 scores on 346 carries. Lewerke also caught four passes, including one for a touchdown.

View photos of new Giants quarterback Brian Lewerke.

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