After strong offseason, RB Dion Lewis ready to challenge for third-down back role

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis is in competition with Travaris Cadet and James White, Brandon Bolden and Tyler Gaffney for the team's third-down back role. The former 2011 fifth-round pick, Lewis has the skill set fill the scatback role last done by Danny Woodhead. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, Cadet seems to be the front-runner but the battle will be determined...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

RB Dion Lewis moves to the front of the line for 'Vereen role'

New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has moved to the front of the line for the third-down back role or also known as the 'Vereen role.' Lewis is competing against Travaris Cadet, James White, Brandon Bolden and Tyler Gaffney. A 2011 fifth-round pick by the Eagles, Lewis has the skill set to man the position; however, injuries have been his downfall since entering the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Dion Lewis be the key to the New England Patriots success?

This running back was once a collegiate National Freshman of the Year, a Second Team All- American, and he broke several rushing records at the University of Pittsburgh. He hasn’t yet made a name for himself in the NFL, but the Patriots may be giving him that opportunity. What’s his name? Dion Lewis. As mentioned above, Lewis was a stand out running back his freshman and sophomore...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots have work out cut out for them revamping running back corps

The New England Patriots let running backs Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley walk via free agency and now have some question marks going forward. Who is going to the the lead back? How about the third down back? Bruisers LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray are competing for early downs while 2014 fourth-round pick James White, Brandon Bolden, Tyler Gaffney, Travaris Cadet and Dion...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be part of the Patriots running back committee?

New England Patriots fans wonder every season who will be the running back to take the reins and lead their usual running back by committee approach. The Patriots don’t believe in a franchise running back. Why would they when Tom Brady is your quarterback? The last time they invested in an actual franchise guy was Corey Dillon back in 2004. Since then it’s been a revolving...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels: Patriots ‘Have A Good Situation’ At Third-Down Back

FOXBORO, Mass. — Even the New England Patriots aren’t quite sure who will take over Shane Vereen’s third-down running back duties. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels admitted as much Thursday after OTAs. McDaniels sounds confident that someone will emerge and be able to take on the role that has become so important in the Patriots’ offense. The position has been passed...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tevin Coleman To Meet With Patriots After Impressive Pro Day

Tevin Coleman had to wait to show off his speed to NFL scouts. The Indiana running back didn’t work out at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a broken toe. Coleman proved he was worth the wait by running a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at his pro day Wednesday. The New England Patriots will meet with Coleman on Wednesday, DraftInsider.net’s Tony Pauline reported. Coleman, a projected...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Three, Including RB Dion Lewis, To Future Contracts

The New England Patriots are planning for 2015. The Patriots signed running back Dion Lewis, linebacker Rufus Johnson and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson to future/reserve contracts. The Patriots worked out Lewis in November after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. Lewis, Johnson and Johnson can spend the offseason with the Patriots under future contracts. The Patriots...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Patriots Work Out Former Colts, Browns Running Back Dion Lewis

The New England Patriots might have spent Wednesday extracting information from former Indianapolis Colts running back Dion Lewis. The Patriots worked out Lewis on Wednesday, a source familiar with the situation told NESN.com. The tryout first was reported by ProFootballTalk. Lewis signed with the Colts on Sept. 9 and was released Sept. 16. He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Work Out Free Agent RB Dion Lewis

According to a league source, the Vikings tried out free agent RB Dion Lewis Wednesday, via Pro Football Talk. It should come as no surprise that Minnesota is looking for help at the running back position.  With RB Adrian Peterson‘s suspension, the Vikings have been forced to rely on RB Matt Asiata and on rookie RB Jerick McKinnon. Now that the starting quarterback position belongs...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Moves: Colts Sign DT Kelcy Quarles, Release RB Dion Lewis, Shuffle Practice Squad

The Colts made some moves at the bottom of the roster today, plucking rookie undrafted free agent defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles (6-4, 294) from the New England Patriots practice squad and waiving running back Dion Lewis. On their own practice squad, Indianapolis released guard Josh Walker and picked up guard David Arkin. The Quarles signing makes sense after starting defensive lineman...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Sign Rookie DL Kelcy Quarles Off Patriots Practice Squad, Cut RB Dion Lewis

The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that they have signed rookie DT Kelcy Quarles to the active roster from Patriots practice squad. The Colts also waived RB Dion Lewis. Indy signed G David Arkin to their practice squad and cut Josh Walker to make room for him. Quarles, 22, signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina back in May. However...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Tuesday’s Roster Moves: Lewis, Carter, Davis Signed, Tipton Waived

  Follow @MarcusDugan Roster shuffling today (Tuesday). Indianapolis signed outside linebacker Chris Carter (can we get an OLB equivalent of “All he does is catch touchdowns?”) and running back Dion Lewis to the active roster as well as quarterback Dominique Davis to the practice squad. They also waived running back Zurlon Tipton (best of luck to Zurlon, and his awesome, sci...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts add depth at running back

Indianapolis Colts have signed Dion Lewis to their 53 man roster today, in a two year deal. Details of the contract have not been made public yet. The #Colts have signed RB Dion Lewis, per a league source. Lewis last played for the #Browns. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) September 9, 2014 Lewis has appeared in 24 games in his career, and totales 171 yards on the ground on 36 carries...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Colts Sign RB Dion Lewis

The Indianapolis Colts have signed RB Dion Lewis, per a league source, says Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports. Lewis was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2011.  He was traded to the Browns in 2013, but released before the beginning of this season. While Lewis has not been particularly productive, this signing is interesting, as the Colts are clearly still trying to address their...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns and Steelers: Fun with numbers

The Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off the 2014 season on Sunday with quite a wild one. The Steelers of course won on a last-second field goal after coughing up a 24-point halftime lead. As we like to do around here from time to time, I thought we’d take a closer look and have a little fun… with numbers. 28- Terrance West’s jersey number. West wore No. 20...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Running Backs

There’s no secrets with the Cleveland Browns’ offensive game plan this season. They’re going to run the ball. And run it again. And run it again on third down.Without Josh Gordon, the Browns will be forced even more into being a run-first team. Obviously, no team in today’s NFL will completely abandon the passing game, but when looking at the offense, the running backs have...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns make cuts, Grossman kept as third QB

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson and running backs Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya to get to the 53-player roster limit. Rex Grossman will begin the season as Cleveland's third quarterback behind starter Brian Hoyer and backup Johnny Manziel. Grossman recently signed with the Browns, who are hoping he can help Hoyer and Manziel with the team...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns make surprising moves in first wave of final roster cuts

According to various reports the Cleveland Browns have released running backs Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya and veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson in their first wave of roster cuts. Teams leaguewide have to cut down to the regular-season roster size of 53 by Saturday afternoon. It figures to be a busy weekend for the Browns with hundreds of players hitting the waiver wire and...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Crowell Likely To Make Cleveland Browns Roster

(USA Today photo)Months after going undrafted, Isaiah Crowell looks like he'll have a spot on the Cleveland Browns opening day roster. The Browns released running back Dion Lewis early Saturday morning, meaning Crowell will likely grab the final running back spot.Looks like Isaiah Crowell made the #Browns amid reports of Dion Lewis being released. Love his potential in this refashioned...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Preseason Game 4: Winners and Losers

After a series of three games that ranged from head-scratchers to Push the Panic Button games, the Browns quieted some doubters, playing well for most of the game and ultimately picking up the win. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cleveland game without a few mistakes that need cleaning up. But, the Mike Pettine-led Browns managed to put up 33 points against the Chicago Bears, looking...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Things We Learned From the Browns vs Redskins

3 Things We Learned From the Browns vs Redskins 1. If the QB competition is still in effect, there is no clear winner. For the second week in a row, fans of Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer are going to continue to have to make their cases for which of the signal callers had the most productive night. Hoyer seemed to have no synergy with his starters; he connected on only a few passes...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Johnny Manziel's First NFL Touchdown Pass Was Not What You'd Have Expected

It took Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel two games to throw his first NFL touchdown pass, but he finally got it Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Knowing him you would have expected him to throw some kind of crazy downfield pass after eluding half of the defense, but that was far from the case.Instead the play involved him backpedaling as he passed the ball...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Offensive Lineman Executes Worst Block Ever On Screen Play

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey executed the worst block ever on a screen play on Monday night. First he ran into the running back Dion Lewis and then he tripped over him. I wouldn’t want to be him in the film room tomorrow. [@BrendanPorath] The post Browns Offensive Lineman Executes Worst Block Ever On Screen Play appeared first on Diehardsport.
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns' Preseason Game One Recap

The night all of Cleveland was waiting for. Not just the return of Cleveland Browns football, but the debut of Johnny Manziel, and the fans first time seeing Brian Hoyer since tearing his ACL in the fifth game of the season. It was the start of the most hyped quarterback competition of the year. There was also the battle for the number one running back spot featuring Dion Lewis,...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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