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Dion Lewis | Running Back | #33

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (149) / PHI
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Dion Lewis expects to share carries with Derrick Henry.
"I think they’re going to use both of us. Derrick’s a great back, so I think we can form a good one-two punch." This falls in line with what's expected. Henry has workhorse traits but Lewis looks likely to cut into his pass-down snaps. Despite coaching staff changes and the release of DeMarco Murray, the Titans should remain a two-back offense. Apr 13 - 7:34 PM

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Titans agreed to terms with RB Dion Lewis, formerly of the Patriots, on a four-year contract.

The Derrick Henry bellcow status lasted for all of five days. The Titans released DeMarco Murray last Thursday and add the more talented Lewis to pair with Henry in what will likely be a backfield tough to figure out at times in 2018. 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. He can bang it between the tackles in addition to excelling in the pass game. Lewis is the latest in a long line of former ex-Patriots to head to Nashville. This will be a backfield to watch closely in the coming months.
Mar 13 - 9:20 PM

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk on NBC Sports reports free agent Dion Lewis is drawing interest from eight teams.

Those teams include the 49ers, Colts, Dolphins, Giants, Jets, Patriots, Texans and Titans. With Le'Veon Bell locked into the franchise tag, Lewis should be the top back available in this year's free agent class. Early projections suggest Lewis could land a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $18 million.
Mar 13 - 1:49 PM

NBC Boston's Michael Giardi reports the Colts are "in" on free agent Dion Lewis.

CBS' Jason La Canfora previously reported the Colts would be "in play" for the Swiss-army back. The Colts need to completely revamp their backfield, and Lewis would be a great start.
Mar 12 - 1:31 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Jets, Titans, and Colts are "in play" for free agent Dion Lewis.

La Canfora adds the Patriots are "going to fight to keep" Lewis, but he's fully expected to price himself out of the Patriots' comfort zone. The 49ers could also get involved as they attempt to look for a different back to upgrade on free agent Carlos Hyde. Lewis could command $6 million per year.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 11 - 5:07 PM

NBC Sports Boston's Mike Giardi reports the Patriots are a "long shot" to re-sign free agent Dion Lewis.

According to Giardi's sources, Lewis "remains disappointed" by his usage early last season and again in the Super Bowl against the Eagles. It's hard to blame him after he legitimately carried the offense the final month of the season. Either way, the Patriots likely don't have the cap space and desire to create it in order to re-sign Lewis. At 27, he's looking for a big pay day.
Mar 7 - 9:37 AM

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots are interested in re-signing free agent Dion Lewis.

The problem is that Lewis is also drawing interest from just about every team in the league. Considered the top running back on the market (the Steelers are fully expected to franchise tag Le'Veon Bell), Lewis is projected for a deal in the three-year, $18 million range. As good as he was during his three years in New England, that's probably out of the Patriots' price range. In the likely event that Lewis signs elsewhere, C.J. Anderson could be a fallback option for the Pats.
Mar 2 - 3:40 PM

Profootballtalk reports as many as 6-7 teams are expected to pursue free agent Dion Lewis.

You get a lot of these kinds of reports this time of year, but this one is actually believable. Per Mike Florio, "potentially interested teams" are the Jets, Texans, 49ers, Raiders and Colts. Lewis is a hot commodity because he's an elite change-of-pace option who can bang between the tackles if necessary. That's what he did for the Patriots in 2017. Lewis was quite a find for the Pats, but he will likely get too expensive for their liking on the open market.
Mar 1 - 10:39 PM

Speaking on The Adam Schefter Podcast, impending free agent Dion Lewis said he wants to "make sure that I'm valued."

When asked about re-signing with the Patriots, Lewis said, "We'll see," before waffling for a couple minutes. "I hope it can work out," Lewis added. "But at the same time, I'm not putting all of my eggs in one basket. I know how the team likes to handle their business, and as a running back, you've got to make the most of your opportunity." It certainly sounds like Lewis is, rightfully, looking to get paid, and New England's history with running backs suggests that contract is not going to come from the Patriots. Assuming Le'Veon Bell does not hit the open market, Lewis will be the best running back available.
Feb 27 - 9:08 AM

The Boston Globe considers the Lions a potential landing spot for free agent Dion Lewis.

Lewis is coming off career highs in 2017 but the Patriots are expected to let him test the open market. Detroit is an obvious fit given their New England connections and need for a running back, though Lewis has never had more than a committee role. Lewis is reportedly targeting $5-plus million annually.
Feb 14 - 4:25 PM

Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports the "early vibe" is Dion Lewis won't be on the Patriots in 2018.

Lewis is reportedly looking for a deal somewhere in the range of $15-18 million over the course of three years with $10 million guaranteed. The Patriots seem to draw the line for paying running backs at around $3 million annually, making Lewis an unlikely candidate to return. With Le'Veon Bell expected to remain with the Steelers, Lewis may be the best running back available in free-agency.
Feb 10 - 1:34 PM

Dion Lewis played 21-of-76 offensive snaps in the Patriots' Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles.

James White led the backfield with 45 snaps while Rex Burkhead was limited to just nine. New England spent almost the entire game playing from behind, attempting 49 passes compared to just 22 runs. Lewis actually logged the same number of touches as White (nine) despite seeing fewer snaps. Game flow was his undoing Sunday, but it shouldn't take away from what was a brilliant season for Lewis, who finished third in the league in yards per carry (5.0) while scoring a career-high nine touchdowns.
Feb 5 - 8:19 AM

Dion Lewis rushed nine times for 39 yards in the Patriots' Super Bowl 52 loss to the Eagles.

Although Lewis consistently picked up chunk yardage on his carries, the Patriots were forced into a pass-first track meet by white-hot Nick Foles. James White played more than usual, and a healthy Rex Burkhead’s role expanded, reducing Lewis’ touches. Still, Lewis closed out the season as New England’s feature back and was arguably team MVP when Tom Brady struggled for the final month-plus. Now a free agent, 27-year-old Lewis should be a priority for the Patriots to retain.
Feb 4 - 10:22 PM

Dion Lewis rushed nine times for 34 yards in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game win over the Jaguars, adding seven receptions for 32 additional yards.

Lewis also lost a critical second half fumble, but the play was more of a sensational Myles Jack effort than Lewis mistake. Coach Bill Belichick did not go away from his early-down hammer, and Lewis responded by icing the game with an 18-yard run on 3rd-and-9 with 1:30 to go. Regardless of which of the Patriots' four running backs are healthy, Lewis will take the lead in Super Bowl LII.
Jan 21 - 7:14 PM

Dion Lewis rushed 15 times for 62 yards and caught 9-of-10 targets for 79 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over Tennessee.

Held to 18 yards on his first six carries, Lewis got loose for his first big gain on a ghost-reverse screen pass that gained 31 yards early in the second quarter. He ripped a 14-yard catch over the middle on the very next snap and stayed dominant in the passing game throughout against a Titans defense that gave up a league-high 60.4 receiving yards per game to running backs this season. Unfortunately, Lewis was vultured three times in scoring position – twice by James White and once by Brandon Bolden. Regardless of Rex Burkhead’s (knee) Week 20 availability, Lewis has earned featured duties in New England’s backfield entering the AFC title round.
Jan 14 - 12:03 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Blaine Gabbert
3Alex Tanney
4Tyler Ferguson
RB1Dion Lewis
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
4Khalfani Muhammad
GLB1Derrick Henry
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2Derrick Henry
WR11Corey Davis
2Tajae Sharpe
3Michael Campanaro
4Zach Pascal
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Taywan Taylor
3Darius Jennings
WR31Taywan Taylor
TE1Delanie Walker
2Jonnu Smith
3Phillip Supernaw
4Luke Stocker
5Tim Semisch
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
3Tyler Marz
LG1Quinton Spain
2Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
2Corey Levin
RG1Josh Kline
2Cody Wichmann
RT1Jack Conklin
2Kevin Pamphile