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Kendrick Lewis | Defensive Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/16/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
College: Mississippi
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Texans signed FS Kendrick Lewis, formerly of the Chiefs.
Those snickers you hear are coming from Chiefs fans who badly wanted Lewis to leave Kansas City after four unsuccessful seasons as a starter. Lewis, 26 in June, would be better off as a third safety and special teamer. In Houston, he's reuniting with old Chiefs DC and head coach Romeo Crennel. The Texans are believed to be mulling the release of longtime FS starter Danieal Manning. Mar 21 - 4:39 PM

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The Chiefs aren't expected to re-sign free agent FS Kendrick Lewis.

Lewis, 26 in June, struggled against both the run and pass last season and has just one interception and zero forced fumbles the past two years. He was disruptive early in his career, but injuries have played a part in slowing Lewis down. Lewis might have to settle for a one-year deal to rehab his value.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 12:54 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis triggered an escalator in his rookie deal, raising his 2013 salary from $575,000 to $1.323 million.

A year after starting all 16 games, Lewis battled a right shoulder injury to start the 2012 season, causing him to miss seven contests. Lewis was never really the same player we saw his first two seasons. He's entering the final year of his contract.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis is undergoing an MRI on his shoulder.

The Chiefs never announced an injury in Sunday's loss to the Broncos, but Lewis played just 38-of-64 snaps. He missed Kansas City's first five games of the season with a shoulder issue. Abram Elam would be returned to the starting lineup if Lewis misses time.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 03:20:00 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) expects to return to game action Sunday for the first time this season.

Lewis still has to get the green light from coach Romeo Crennel, but he expects to start at Tampa. Although fill-in Abram Elam may be better in run support, he doesn't have Lewis' range in coverage.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis will miss "a bit of time," according to coach Romeo Crennel, after injuring his right shoulder in Kansas City's second preseason game.

It's the same shoulder/pectoral area that required Lewis to undergo January surgery, and his arm was in a sling after the game. "It's a different injury," Crennel assured. "He has to have no surgery or anything like that, but he has to rest that shoulder and immobilize it a little bit before we can start movement."
Source: SI.com
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 08:45:00 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis' January surgery was actually to repair a torn pectoral, and he's unsure if he'll be ready for training camp.

It was originally reported that Lewis had undergone shoulder surgery. "Whenever the trainers say it’s cool for me," Lewis said when asked when he might return. "I’m just playing it by ear. ... Everything is going smooth, according to plan." Per beat writer Adam Teicher, Lewis is getting around well at OTAs, and it "doesn’t appear that his absence will be a prolonged one." With Eric Berry (ACL surgery) and fifth-round rookie De'Quan Menzie (hamstring) also sidelined, CB Travis Daniels and undrafted rookie Terrance Parks are running as the Chiefs' first-team safeties. It's notable that Donald Washington is not.
Tue, May 22, 2012 10:53:00 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a shoulder injury.

Lewis suffered the injury in the season finale and played through it the rest of the game. There's no timetable yet for a recovery. Pro Football Focus graded Lewis as average across the board on 987 snaps in 2011.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 02:28:00 AM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis was forced from Sunday's game against the Bears with a right knee injury, and is questionable to return.

Lewis went down late in the first half, and was absent for Kansas City's first defensive series of the second. Despite the questionable designation, his afternoon is likely through. The Chiefs' best safety, a prolonged absence for Lewis would be bad news for a defense that's been playing inspired football the past few weeks.
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 02:56:00 PM

Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis was able to play the entire game in Week 11 after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury.

The Chiefs are 6-1 in games Lewis has played. The rookie has just 22 tackles this season, but he's an upgrade in coverage over John McGraw.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 05:32:00 PM

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star writes that rookie SS Kendrick Lewis remains on track to unseat veteran Jon McGraw.

Said defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel of his young secondary, "They have great attitudes. They run around and they try to make things happen." The Chiefs' secondary got a youth infusion this offseason, and McGraw doesn't have the skill set to hold off the more talented and hungry Lewis.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 11:02:00 AM

Chiefs signed fifth-round S Kendrick Lewis to a multi-year contract.

With Jarrad Page unsigned and firmly on the trade block, Lewis spent the offseason rotating first-team snaps with veteran Jon McGraw. A physical run defender with more range than McGraw, Lewis could open the season as the starting free safety opposite Eric Berry.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 04:54:00 PM

Chiefs fifth-round pick Kendrick Lewis is running with the first-team defense at OTAs.

Lewis, a pure "box" safety, was presumably on the strong side with Eric Berry at free safety. Ideally, Berry will win the strong position once free safety Jarrad Page returns to workouts. Lewis would then focus on covering kicks.
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 03:32:00 PM

Chiefs selected Ole Miss S Kendrick Lewis with the No. 136 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

A three-year starter with the Rebels, Lewis led the team in tackles as a senior. On the small side at 6-foot and 198, he still plays physically against the run and isn't afraid to lay the wood on receivers. Lewis, though, ran a 4.72 forty at February's Combine. He'll start out on special teams.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 12:15:00 PM

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