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Lions sign seventh-round pick Travis Lewis


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

    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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