Lewis suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's preseason opener and will now miss the remainder of this season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Lewis was forced out during the third quarter of Sunday's game, when he was the second signal-caller used in wake of Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) being sidelined. However, now that his season has already come to a close, rookie Jeff Driskel should see more reps behind Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert in practice.
Lewis signed a one-year deal with the 49ers, the Sacramento Bee reports. Lewis - who has spent time with the Bills, Browns, and Eagles - has a 60.8 percent career completion rate and a 5:4 TD:INT ratio. In the likely event that the 49ers trade disgruntled quarterback Colin Kaepernick this offseason, then Lewis would immediately be in the mix for a backup role during training camp, assuming the team doesn't bring in another signal caller.
The Eagles have released third-string quarterback Stephen Morris and signed the more experienced Thad Lewis, per Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Lewis started five games for the Bills in 2013 and one for the Browns in 2012. Cleveland re-signed him this offseason, but let him go after a disappointing preseason performance.
The Browns are expected to cut quarterback Thad Lewis on Saturday, a source ESPN. Lewis was competing for a backup role on the team.
Released by the Texans this week, quarterback Thad Lewis signed with the Browns, reports Yahoo Sports. Lewis, 27, also was with Cleveland in 2011 and 2012. He's played in seven games over five seasons, throwing for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns against four interceptions.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||Los Angeles Rams||26||21.88|
|10||11/12||New York Giants||2||15.71|
|17||12/31||@Los Angeles Rams||26||21.88|
|3 Year Avg||0.0||0||0||0||0||0||0|