Dion Lewis on memories of Eagles days: Not playing

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Running back Dion Lewis has emerged as a vital part of the Patriots offense over the last few years, but his NFL career didn’t get off to a flying start.

Lewis was a fifth-round pick by the Eagles in 2011 and touched the ball 39 times in his first two seasons while he was backing up LeSean McCoy in the Philadelphia backfield. During Tuesday’s media session, Lewis was asked what he remembers from his time with the Eagles.

Not playing,” Lewis said, via MassLive.com.

Lewis was traded to Cleveland before the 2013 season for linebacker Emmanuel Acho, who was at Tuesday’s session working for ESPN.

“I’m actually happy that you’re here,” Lewis said. “That reminds me of the struggle I’ve been through. I got traded for him. And actually, he played more than I did after the trade. I actually got cut a year or two after I got traded for him, so it’s definitely nice to see you.”

Lewis broke his leg in Cleveland and then got cut by the Colts in 2014 before landing firmly on his feet with the Patriots in 2015.

28 responses to “Dion Lewis on memories of Eagles days: Not playing

  1. Lewis was always hurt as an Eagle…definitely saw his potential, but couldn’t stay on the field, and Amendola got traded, not cut…..Jeez, what is up with all of the bitter Patriots?

  2. I loved watching him at Pitt. He’s sort of like a miniature Edgerin James. Hard to corral, he can bounce it outside or run it up the gut. He plays bigger than you’d think by looking at him. Mighty Might.

  3. I thought Dion’s lasting memory with Philadelphia was when he was aboard Lesean McCoy’s party bus and they dumped a woman out of the bus onto the side of the road.

  4. razwan65 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    Lewis was always hurt as an Eagle…definitely saw his potential, but couldn’t stay on the field, and Amendola got traded, not cut…..Jeez, what is up with all of the bitter Patriots?

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    1. lack of respect
    2. claims of magical cheating
    3. lack of respect
    4. claims of cheating
    5. rinse and repeat

  5. Many guys are very talented. It just depends on opportunities. You see a lot of guys languishing on the bench and what happens? Somebody gets hurt (Drew Bledsoe) and they get the chance and take advantage of it. Dion is an unsung hero on the Patriots and exciting to watch.

  6. razwan65 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    Jeez, what is up with all of the bitter Patriots?

    cobrala2 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 2:46 pm
    So he’s bitter about…
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    It didn’t seem bitter to me but I guess we should defer to your expertise on the subject.

  7. He was always hurt. That’s why he didn’t play. That and one of the best backs in the league was in front of him. But honestly I can’t remember him being healthy or 100% as an Eagle

  8. bmorepositive123 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    He was always hurt. That’s why he didn’t play. That and one of the best backs in the league was in front of him. But honestly I can’t remember him being healthy or 100% as an Eagle

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    Yet, you let arrogant and primadonna RBs (Murray, McCoy) dictate your future and cap position.

    And you wasted a draft pick on acquiring fumbles Ajayi.
    So, Dion Lewis on the cheap or primadonnas/wasted draft picks?

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    Both Patricia and McDaniels would love to bring Lewis to the the Lions or Colts when they take over. Lewis has never had a big payday, but will be getting paid by someone this offseason.
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  10. famundacheese says:
    January 30, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    He wouldn’t play now if he was on philly.

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    Hint: Dion Lewis is better than Blount and had the better year. Obviously.

  11. Yet, you let arrogant and primadonna RBs (Murray, McCoy) dictate your future and cap position.

    And you wasted a draft pick on acquiring fumbles Ajayi.
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    You DO realize that Lewis fumbled in the afc championship game, don’t you? And also fumbled last year in the post season also, right? So should we call him Fumbles Lewis?

  12. Good for Lewis that he’s continued his career and had some success. Why do you lame pats fans have to take it like it’s a shot at the eagles?

  13. Lewis has never had a big payday, but will be getting paid by someone this offseason

    Hopefully us, because I think NE would have been screwed this year without his production.

    But if some team is going to break the bank for him, so be it.

  14. Pats can’t keep everybody….. seen so many great players come & go…. I hope they can hang on to either Lewis or Burkhead but I’m not getting my hopes up….if they both go, I see the Pats signing a vet to tote the rock….
    Amendola will be back another year or two on a team friendly deal…. he likes the area & playing w/Brady along with managed & limited playing time which keeps him fairly healthy rested…. he’d of played a lot less this year if Edelman wasn’t on IR….

  15. That comment towards Acho seemed unnecessary. The guy was just there to interview him and obviously did not trade himself for Lewis.

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