Dion Lewis Signs with the Tennessee Titans

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

The 27 year old running back is coming off a season for New England in which he had 180 carries for 896 rushing yards (5.0 ypc avg) and 6 rushing touchdowns.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Lewis will sign a four-year deal with the team.

With the Titans, he'll team up with talented young rusher Derrick Henry to form a thunder-and-lightning-type backfield duo. Though injuries limited him to just 14 regular season games in his first two seasons in Foxborough, Lewis's impact as a dynamic threat out of the backfield helped keep New England atop the National Football League hierarchy. Lewis is by no means just a pass-down back, as he proved late last season when he carried the Patriots' offense on his back. Before the tampering window opened, Florio reported that Lewis was in the market for a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $18 million. Lewis is one of the best dual-threat backs in the league, capable of breaking tackles up the middle, beating defenders to the edge, and making plays in the passing game.

Lewis made the 2015 Patriots opening day roster as the starting running back and impressed the world in his first game action since 2012. Signing Lewis presents a major injury risk, and he'll have to be flanked by other runners who can step up in case of catastrophe, as the Patriots did with their Mike Gillislee-Rex Burkhead-James White-Brandon Bolden lineup last fall.

In addition to Lewis, the Giants are also hosting veteran running back Jonathan Stewart on Tuesday.

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