Coming off of a career year with the AFC champions, Dion Lewis finds himself in a familiar state: Unwanted.
Since being drafted in 2011, Lewis has spent time with four franchises (Eagles, Browns, Colts, Patriots) and run the gamut of transactions (traded, waived, cut, signed, PUP, IR). The undervalued running back is on the market once again, slated to be a free agent after leading the New England Patriots in attempts (180), rushing yards (896) and total touchdowns (10) in 2017. Lewis missed nearly a year of football, from November '15 to November '16, with a torn ACL, but roared back by playing the best ball of his career, transforming from a third-down weapon to an every-down back for Bill Belichick.
But now, the Patriots are apparently through with the 27-year-old journeyman running back, who wants to set the record straight about his health, explaining Tuesday on The Adam Schefter Podcast that this is the best he's felt "in a long time."
"I just have to keep taking care of my body," Lewis said. "I learned a lot throughout my career. I've listened to my body more than I usually do. Sometimes I try to push through things because I like to work hard. I've learned I have to listen to my body."
Dion Lewis wants to feel 'valued' in free agency
NFL.com | Feb 27