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1 week ago

The Colts have signed RB Dion Lewis.  He was cut by the Browns in late August after averaging 2.5 yards per carry and losing a fumble in the preseason.  The 23-year-old does sport a career 4.8 yards-per-carry average on 36 totes.  But at 5'8 and 195 pounds, he'll max out as a change-of-pace back.  Lewis could emerge as Indy's #3 RB but is a long shot to make any fantasy noise.

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1 year ago

The Browns have placed RB Dion Lewis on IR, ending his 2013 season.  Lewis was looking like the #2 RB but broke his leg in the 2nd preseason game and was unlikely to contribute this year. Cleveland is left with Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya behind Trent Richardson for now.  Montario Hardesty is on the mend from a knee scope.  We wouldn't bother handcuffing T-Rich.

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1 year ago

Updating a previous item, Browns RB Dion Lewis broke his left fibula in Thursday night's matchup with Detroit.  The injury appears likely to end his season.  That will open the team's #2 job back up to Montario Hardesty -- if he ever gets healthy -- Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson.  If anything, that group should only inspire coaches to give Trent Richardson more touches.

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1 year ago

Browns RB Dion Lewis left the field in Detroit on a cart Thursday night after suffering an apparent left ankle injury.  No word yet on the severity, but it's obviously bad news for a guy who has done nothing but impress his new team.  Lewis had risen to #2 on the depth chart behind Trent Richardson, helped by Montario Hardesty's various injuries.  We'll see how things sort out from here.

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1 year ago

Browns backup RB Dion Lewis has been the "surprise at camp so far," according to ESPN Cleveland's Will Burge.  Burge notes that Lewis has "awed everyone with his speed, moves, and catching ability," adding that Lewis' game is "fast and full-go all the time."  Lewis is getting 2nd-team reps while RB Montario Hardesty sits with a bum hamstring.  Hardesty owns a career 3.5 yards-per-carry average in 2 unimpressive years with Cleveland, and the injury isn't helping his case.  Lewis didn't have much opportunity in Philly from 2011-12, but has a 4.8 YPC average on 36 career attempts.  Trent Richardson owners will want to keep an eye on this camp battle to determine the appropriate handcuff.

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1 year ago

The Eagles have traded RB Dion Lewis to the Browns in exchange for LB Emmanuel Acho.  Lewis wasn't a fit in new HC Chip Kelly's offense.  In Cleveland, he'll vie for touches behind RB Trent Richardson.  Lewis is undersized at 5'8 and 195 pounds, but he's got some juice in his legs.  He's averaged 4.8 yards per carry in limited action over the past 2 years.  He could earn a change-of-pace role with the Browns, although Hardesty remains the favorite for the true backup job.  That means Lewis won't be worth considering in 2013 fantasy football drafts.

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1 year ago

The Philadelphia Inquirer has learned that Eagles RB Dion Lewis is on the trade block.  He's no better than 3rd on Philly's depth chart and isn't in new HC Chip Kelly's plans.  Lewis has carried just 36 times across his first 2 NFL seasons.  He's averaged 4.8 yards per rush, though, and has also scored twice.  The former 5th-round pick racked up 2,680 yards and 30 TDs on a 5.3-yard average in 2 seasons at the University of Pittsburgh.  Lewis goes just 5'8 and 195 pounds, so he'll never be a workhorse at the NFL level.  But he could contribute as a change-of-pace option.  We'll see if the Eagles are able to find a trade partner.

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2 years ago

According to Eagles insider Jeff McLane, RB Dion Lewis "has pretty much wrapped up" the team's #2 RB job.  Rookies Bryce Brown and Chris Polk are battling for the the 3rd RB spot.  If RB LeSean McCoy went down, Lewis would likely be looking at about 15 touches per game, making him a borderline fantasy starter.  We don't consider handcuffind McCoy a necessity, but Lewis is your man if you want to.

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2 years ago

Felony charges against Eagles RB Dion Lewis were dropped on Monday.  Lewis was being charged with falsely reporting a fire at a hotel he was staying at, but there was no evidence that he actually pulled the fire alarm.  This is a non-story.  Lewis will head to camp looking to hold off RBs Bryce Brown and Chris Polk for the backup job.

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Eagles RB Dion Lewis was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with a felony for falsely reporting a fire and a misdemeanor reckless endangerment.  Lewis was locked out of a hotel he was staying at, so he and his brother proceeded to bang on the glass doors and then pull the fire alarm.  Both men were intoxicated.  It sounds like nothing more than a high school-ish prank, so Lewis will likely escape this one without any jail time or league suspension.  It won't help his odds of locking down Philadelphia's backup RB job though.

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