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Travis Lewis | Linebacker | #50

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (223) / DET
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Vikings agreed to terms with LB Travis Lewis, formerly of the Lions.
Lewis is a reserve linebacker and core special teamer. He played 141 snaps on defense last season, a number he could have trouble matching in 2016. Mar 9 - 1:26 PM

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NFL suspended Lions LB Travis Lewis four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Lewis will miss the remainder of the regular season, but will be eligible to return for the postseason if Detroit advances. A special teamer, Lewis has six tackles in 12 games.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Lions OLB Travis Lewis "has been impressive this spring," and has a "chance" to win the starting strong-side linebacker job.

A 2012 seventh-round pick, Lewis played just three snaps on defense as a rookie. He simply doesn't have NFL caliber size (6-foot-1, 246) or speed (4.88 forty). Veteran Ashlee Palmer is the favorite for the job, and Tahir Whitehead is also in the mix.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Lions agreed to terms with seventh-round LB Travis Lewis on a four-year contract.

Lewis was a well-known player at Oklahoma, racking up lots of tackles but lacking NFL-caliber measurables and rarely playing to his big name. He may end up going the same route as fellow former OU linebacker Rufus Alexander.
Wed, May 9, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Lions seventh-round LB Travis Lewis managed just a 4.88 forty at the Combine and 4.75 on a faster track at Oklahoma's Pro Day.

It's not Burfictian territory, but it's close. Lewis made a ton of tackles in college, but lacks speed to develop into 4-3 starting linebacker. "He didn't run real well, but you watch him on the field, he plays fast," coach Jim Schwartz insisted. "He showed a lot of toughness this year and he's been productive."
Source: MLive.com
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 02:33:00 PM

Lions selected Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis with the No. 223 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

A four-year starter for the Sooners, Lewis struggled through his senior season while playing with a broken foot. A tough tackler with a high football IQ, Lewis simply lacks NFL-caliber size and speed. He's headed for a special teams role if he cracks the Lions' final roster.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 06:05:00 PM

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