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Report: Eagles willing to deal Dion Lewis

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The Eagles have shown a willingness to discuss dealing running back Dion Lewis, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday.

Lewis, a fifth-round pick in the 2011 draft, has been a reserve throughout his two seasons in Philadelphia. He has just 36 regular-season carries to his credit.

That lack of wear-and-tear, coupled with his age — he doesn’t turn 23 until September — are attributes that could be viewed as positives by another team.

Lewis is currently one of four backs on the Eagles’ roster, with starter LeSean McCoy and reserves Bryce Brown and Chris Polk the others.

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16 Responses to “Report: Eagles willing to deal Dion Lewis”
  1. cav2ya says: Apr 3, 2013 3:56 PM

    i can’t wait to see what McCoy and Brown do with Chip’s Offense.. Brown has a ton of potential..

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Apr 3, 2013 3:58 PM

    Fumbletron

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 3, 2013 4:01 PM

    i bet grigson will probably trade for him to the colts, but we have a surpluss of rb’s now in INDy

  4. bettis3636 says: Apr 3, 2013 4:10 PM

    I’d love to see him BACK in PIttsburgh… I liked the kid in college …

  5. neva4get5 says: Apr 3, 2013 4:12 PM

    Dion Lewis is actually a very good young back. It will be interesting to see what the Eagles can get back. A few teams could definitely use him (Jets, Dolphins, Chiefs (hmm) and Bears). He is a lil’ Shady McCoy.

  6. logicalvoiceshouldsay says: Apr 3, 2013 4:14 PM

    The Redskins should totally pick this guy up. Maybe he can play QB, since RGIII is pretty much done.

  7. austinoxford says: Apr 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    I actually like Lewis a lot. Stature-wise, he reminds me of MJD. But that’s about the only similarity I’ve seen so far.

  8. 123makarov says: Apr 3, 2013 4:24 PM

    If they’re willing to deal Lewis, that signals the Eagles have some interest in picking up another RB in the draft. That or they think Bryce Brown can improve enough in pass protection to become ‘good enough’ as a backup to Shady.

    Lewis is ‘good enough’ in pass protection already. I don’t see the Eagles keeping Polk as #3 on the roster, so I think there’s a good chance we’ll see a RB selection from the Eagles on the third day of the draft.

  9. seabreezes51 says: Apr 3, 2013 4:29 PM

    Small backs that can’t crack a lineup are a dime a dozen.

  10. tombradyswig says: Apr 3, 2013 4:40 PM

    logicalvoiceshouldsay says: Apr 3, 2013 4:14 PM

    The Redskins should totally pick this guy up. Maybe he can play QB, since RGIII is pretty much done.

    His name changed…

    It used to be Bob three sticks, now…
    get ready for it….

    IRg3

  11. ericn42000 says: Apr 3, 2013 4:51 PM

    Dallas could use him!!!

  12. jam11163 says: Apr 3, 2013 5:01 PM

    do not trade lewis. this guy fits chips style perfect.

  13. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 3, 2013 5:07 PM

    So the fact that he hasn’t played in two years makes him attractive to other teams? I would think that would be an indication that he can’t play.

  14. dusty does ... says: Apr 3, 2013 5:15 PM

    Dion Lewis has always reminded me of Darren Sproles. Unproven, but he could go somewhere and have a major impact.

  15. andyreidsskinnyjeans says: Apr 3, 2013 6:03 PM

    This guy is good. Don’t give him away. He could start on 1/3 of the teams in the league.

  16. icdogg says: Apr 4, 2013 3:01 PM

    He’s pretty good, as a back with the ball in his hand. The problem is, he’s not great by any means, and he’s no help blocking, and has not developed as a good returner.

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