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Giants waive Kentucky's Newton

Kentucky's Morgan Newton (12) celebrated in the endzone after a touchdown in the second quarter of the Georgia at Kentucky football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff
Kentucky's Morgan Newton (12) celebrated in the endzone after a touchdown in the second quarter of the Georgia at Kentucky football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff Lexington Herald-Leader

Former University of Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton was waived by the New York Giants on Thursday.

The Giants signed Newton May 16 as an undrafted free agent and were experimenting with him as a tight end.

Newton was replaced on the roster by rookie tight end Chase Clement out of LSU.

Newton played quarterback for almost all of his time as a Wildcat. During his career, he completed more than 50 percent of his passes for 1,837 yards and 15 touchdowns. He saw brief action at tight end during his senior season.

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