Dion Lewis CLE -RBtraded to Browns
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.
Dion Lewis CLE -RBon the trade block
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.
Dion Lewis CLE -RBwins backup RB job
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.
Dion Lewis CLE -RBcharges dropped
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.
Dion Lewis CLE -RBarrested, charged with felony
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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