We haven’t heard any updates on the situation since the Scouting Combine, but Lewis confirmed Tuesday that talks are ongoing.
“Mike [Brown] and I at some point hopefully come to an agreement from both
sides of us and we all feel good about,” Lewis said, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We have spoken
about the contract a few times since then but we don’t talk about it
daily. That’s not me to worry about it or bring it up. I don’t go about
it that way.”
Coming off a playoff season, Lewis has plenty of leverage. It’s possible that he’s hoping to push changes in the organization through as part of a new deal. If Lewis gets to the regular season without a contract, we wonder if “coaching free agency” will be too tempting to pass up.
“I would love to continue to coach here,” Lewis said. “I think every year is a new
challenge, a new start and hell we’ve got Ocho.”
That’s a reason to stay?