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Damione Lewis has a new home

Defensive tackle Damione Lewis, one of three first-round picks of the Rams in 2001 (along with Ryan Pickett and Adam Archuleta), has finally found a new home.

Cut by the Panthers earlier this year, Lewis has landed with the Patriots, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Lewis started all 16 games for the Panthers in 2009, the first time in his career that he started in every game.  Through five years in St. Louis and four in Carolina, Lewis has played in a base 4-3 defense.  He’ll now adapt to a 3-4, in which he’ll presumably play defensive end.
 

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5 Responses to “Damione Lewis has a new home”
  1. Slow Joe says: Apr 2, 2010 4:58 PM

    He was another “next Warren Sapp”, just like pretty much every other DT drafted in the first round in the 00s that tanked.

  2. Catamount says: Apr 2, 2010 5:08 PM

    From Carolina’s perspective, NE gets a class guy and a pro. May be better at DE.

  3. John Spagnola says: Apr 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    Pats played more 4-3 then 3-4 last year, Mike…. Im sure you knew that though.

  4. Tre-nitty says: Apr 2, 2010 6:26 PM

    Great pick up for the pats, belichick is a smart dude, don’t know if lewis will adapt to 3-4 easily

  5. CKL says: Apr 2, 2010 7:01 PM

    We were talking about this on a Pats board and my thoughts were his bet fit would be at 4-3 DT @ 3 tech to add interior pass rush. I think he’d be nice next to Wilfork in a 4-3 alignment. He’s never been a DE let alone a 5 tech and IMO he’s not stout enough at the point of attack to be a 2 gap NT.

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