Running back Dion Lewis has bounced around the league quite a bit over his nine-year NFL career. He’s spent time with the Eagles, Browns, Colts and Titans, and won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots. But now it looks like the veteran back is on his way to a sixth NFL team.
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Lewis is set to sign a one-year deal with the New York Giants. The move reunites Lewis with former Pats assistant Joe Judge, who is now the head coach of Big Blue. He’ll also find a few other familiar faces such as Nate Solder and Nate Ebner, both of whom are in New York, too.
Lewis spent the last two seasons with the Tennessee Titans. Despite playing in all 32 games, he started just eight games behind feature back Derrick Henry. In two seasons with the Titans, Lewis rushed 209 times for 726 yards and just one touchdown.
But Lewis saw significantly more usage in the passing game. During his time in Tennessee, he recorded another 84 receptions for 564 yards and two touchdowns.
I'm told RB Dion Lewis has agreed to terms with the #Giants on a 1-year deal, per source.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 23, 2020
The Giants already have a running back who can make catches out of the backfield in Saquon Barkley. But the team’s depth is a bit thin after the former No. 2 overall pick.
Lewis offers a similar skillset to Barkley and has experience working with the coaching staff.
Will Dion Lewis prove to be a good signing for the Giants?