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PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 23: Brian Lewerke #14 of the Michigan State Spartans runs the ball during the second half of their game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at SHI Stadium on November 23, 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The Patriots have re-signed undrafted free agent quarterback Brian Lewerke, as first reported by columnist Graham Couch through Lewerke’s father. Jim McBride of the Boston Globe later confirmed the reports.

New England originally signed Lewerke out of Michigan State shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft. The team then released Lewerke as part of cutting their roster down to 80 players. But a recent spate of players opting out of the 2020 season opened a roster spot back up for Lewerke.

Dec 27, 2019; Bronx, New York, USA; Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke (14) throws a pass against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Lewerke is rejoining the Patriots after briefly being released. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Lewerke started for three years at Michigan State, finishing with the school’s all-time total yards (9,548 combined passing and rushing). He threw for 3,079 yards and rushed for another 363 as a senior in 2019, tossing 17 touchdowns against 13 interceptions.

Lewerke joins former Auburn wide receiver Will Hastings as the second undrafted rookie to re-sign with the Patriots after being released.

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