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.