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Ronnell Lewis | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/17/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 253
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (125) / DET
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Former Lions DE Ronnell Lewis was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday morning.
This comes just two months after Lewis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and public intoxication. The Lions released the 2012 fourth-round pick two weeks ago. Thu, Sep 5, 2013 10:56:00 AM
Source: FOX23.com

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Lions waived DE Ronnell Lewis, WR Cody Wilson, and CB Myron Lewis and released S Chris Hope.

Lewis, last year's fourth-round pick, wasn't expected to make the team. The Lions brought in four new defensive ends in the offseason, and Lewis was involved in a bar fight in the spring. Hope is a 12-year veteran.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 09:51:00 AM

MLive.com doesn't envision DE Ronnell Lewis making the Lions' final roster.

Jason Jones and first-rounder Ziggy Ansah are locked in as starters, while Israel Idonije, Willie Young, and fourth-round rookie Devin Taylor are favorites for the three backup spots. Lewis was a fourth-round pick last season, but played just one snap as a rookie and was involved in a bar fight this past spring.
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Speaking Tuesday, coach Jim Schwartz indicated the Lions' patience is wearing thin with DE Ronnell Lewis (undisclosed, NFI list).

"We only have eight full padded practices in training camp, and this was the second one," Schwartz said of Lewis' absence Tuesday. "Anything you miss is stuff that you can't get back." Lewis, of course, is doubly hurt by the fact that he was arrested in April. Lewis played just one snap last season. His roster chances are looking dim.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Lions DE Ronnell Lewis pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and public intoxication, and received a six-month deferred sentence.

A third misdemeanor was dismissed. Lewis paid $400 in fines. The arrest occurred on April 20, subjecting Lewis to a league-imposed suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy. Because this is Lewis' first arrest in the NFL, it's still quite possible he'll avoid immediate discipline.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Lions DE Ronnell Lewis' lawyer expects a "favorable resolution" to his April arrest on charges of disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure.

"My hope is that one of the counts will be dismissed and then we’ll get a deferment on the other two for a short period," Lewis’ lawyer said. "That’s my expectation." Lewis is due in court next month. Ticketed for a backup role, the case shouldn't affect Lewis' roster spot.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Lions DE Ronnell Lewis was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors for his role in a weekend bar fight in Norman, Okla.

The former Oklahoma Sooner is charged with disturbing the peace, public intoxication and interfering with official procedure. It's a minor incident in the grand scheme of things, but not a good look for a 2012 fourth-rounder who played just one snap on defense as a rookie. Lewis will fight for a rotational role along the Lions' remade defensive line in training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Lions DE Ronnell Lewis played on one defensive snap as a rookie.

Lewis, a fourth-round rookie out of Oklahoma, found himself buried behind the Lions' impressive defensive line depth. That could change in 2013 with Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson set to become unrestricted free agents. "I think [Lewis] is going to be a factor going forward," GM Martin Mayhew said. "I think he'll be a good rotational defensive end/special-teams player for us. He's got ability, without question."
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 09:03:00 AM

DetroitLions.com confirms the Lions view fourth-round pick Ronnell Lewis as a defensive end.

He's undersized for an end at 6-foot-2, 253, but the Lions care most about raw pass-rushing skill in their "Wide Nine" formation. Lewis may have a tough time earning snaps as a rookie, behind Cliff Avril, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Willie Young, and Lawrence Jackson. Lewis is more likely to contribute in 2013.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 09:25:00 AM

Lions signed fourth-round DE Ronnell Lewis to a four-year contract.

Built like franchise player Cliff Avril, Lewis stands just under 6-foot-2 and weighs 253 pounds. Lewis was pegged by most draftniks as a future 3-4 outside 'backer, but the Lions don't discriminate against size in pass rushers for their "Wide Nine" scheme. Lewis will fight for scraps on defense as a rookie.
Thu, May 10, 2012 10:49:00 AM

Lions selected Oklahoma DE Ronnell Lewis with the No. 125 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Lewis is smallish at 6'2/253 and had just 5.5 sacks in 10 games as a junior last season, but he's an explosive athlete. Much like Lions franchise player Cliff Avril, Lewis will be asked to rush the passer from the edge.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 01:28:00 PM

Oklahoma DE/LB Ronnell Lewis ran an official forty time of 4.68 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lewis (6'2/253) will likely have to transition from end to 3-4 outside linebacker in the pros, but he had a solid Combine. He also pumped 225 pounds 36 times. Lewis is a more explosive specimen than his college production indicates, though we suspect he'll be a middle-round pick. He's not scheme versatile.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 10:08:00 PM

Oklahoma DE Ronnell Lewis will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL draft.

Lewis battled an ankle injury and brief suspension as a junior to rack up 13 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks on 10 games (nine starts), earning first-team All-Big 12 accolades. A hybrid end/linebacker, Lewis is listed at 6-foot-2, 244 and will likely interest primarily 3-4 teams. CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang currently has a late second- to early third-round grade on Lewis.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 05:00:00 PM

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