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Lions sign seventh-round pick Travis Lewis

Bob Stoops, Travis Lewis, Tres Way, Landry Jones AP

The Detroit Lions are on the board with the first signing among their eight draft picks.

Travis Lewis, a seventh-round linebacker from Oklahoma, has agreed to a four-year, $2.16 million deal.

“I told my agent, ‘Let’s get it done, so [I can] come in, hit the ground running and not have to worry about anything,’” Lewis told the Detroit Free Press. “It was pain-free. My agent handled all of it, and it was a relief just getting drafted, especially to the Lions. Just happy to sign an NFL contract and get paid to do something that I love.”

Lewis was a four-year starter at Oklahoma and led the team in tackles all four seasons.

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10 Responses to “Lions sign seventh-round pick Travis Lewis”
  1. ajknox88 says: May 9, 2012 6:20 PM

    Arguably the best steal of the draft

  2. raynman49 says: May 9, 2012 6:20 PM

    Led Oklahoma in tackles all 4 years? 7th round? Sounds like a real steal!

  3. staffordsyear says: May 9, 2012 6:51 PM

    Welcome to the team.

  4. Soulman45 says: May 9, 2012 7:02 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    Made 8 draft picks the got 8 all pro’s and 3 HOF players.
    What a great great draft.

  5. noeffinway says: May 9, 2012 7:12 PM

    A solid tackling LB is exactly what we needed for that wide 9. Excellent pick! GO LIONS!

  6. lks311 says: May 9, 2012 7:48 PM

    Listen, I’m a Lions fan, but, if he was so great, why did he last until the 7th Round?

  7. tombradyallday says: May 9, 2012 7:54 PM

    only reason he dropped was because of that foot injury he had at oklahoma last season. lions will get the best of him

  8. jimmylions says: May 9, 2012 9:03 PM

    Travis – welcome to the Lions.

    We expect you to be nothing less than the second coming of Chris Speilman!

  9. raoool says: May 9, 2012 9:17 PM

    gotta love the attitude

  10. tombradyallday says: May 9, 2012 9:23 PM

    oh yeah not to mention lions got ryan broyles. this guy is the best route runner in the draft when hes healthy there arsenal will be unstoppable

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