Originally reported by Peter Schrager of Fox Sports, and confirm by Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis.
Source confirms #Vikings will sign Detroit free-agent linebacker Travis Lewis.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 9, 2016
Travis Lewis, 28 years old, was originally drafted by the Lions in round seven of the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6’2″, 236 lbs. Oklahoma Sooner was primarily a special teams contributor in Detroit. Starting four games during the 2015 season, Lewis had 18 tackles and 1 sack.
Lewis adds depth to the outside linebacker position and will likely work with the special teams unit primarily.
No contract details are known at this point. However, anything outside a veteran minimum contract would be surprising for a strictly depth signing like this.
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