The New York Giants have signed former Tennessee Titan and New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis to a one-year deal, according to Josina Anderson.
Lewis spent three years in New England alongside Joe Judge, posting his best career year in 2017 with 896 yards on the ground and 214 through the air. He earned nine total touchdowns that year, his best.
New York Giants are signing Dion Lewis per @JosinaAnderson
Love this signing to compliment Saquon Barkley!
With New England in 2017, he posted 896 yards on the ground, 214 through the air and 9 total scores.
Familiar with Joe Judge!#giantschat
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) March 23, 2020
Lewis took a backseat with the Titans the past two seasons, lagging behind Derrick Henry but still logging substantial numbers in 2018 in the passing game. Hos 400 receiving yards showed off his skill set and why he can be a reliable backup to Saquon Barkley.
Taking some of the strain off of Barkley was the goal here, and he’s essentially a better version of Javorious Allen, who the Giants brought in to hold the fort down when Barkley suffered his high ankle sprain last season.
Now, the Giants have Barkley, Lewis, and Wayne Gallman on the roster. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Gallman receive the ax in the coming weeks, or he could land on the practice squad for other teams to potentially sign.