Lewerke was cut loose earlier in the week, but a number of Patriots’ players have opted out of the 2020 season, leaving New England will some roster spots to fill.
Lewerke, 23, was a three-year starter at Michigan State who showed some early promise as a sophomore. He’s the (first Spartan in school history to throw for 8,000 yards passing and rush for over 1,000 yards in his career.
The Patriots signed Lewerke to a three-year, $2.28 million contract as an undrafted free agent this past April
During his college career at Michigan State, Lewerke completed 57.7 percent of his passes for 8,293, 47 touchdowns and 32 interceptions over the course of four seasons and 41 games. He also rushed for 1,255 yards and 10 touchdowns.