Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Dolphins, Jets, Giants, Titans, Texans, Colts, and 49ers are currently interested in Patriots free agent RB Dion Lewis.
Florio adds that Lewis and Jerick McKinnon are regarded as the top two free-agent running backs this year and it wouldn’t be surprising if the same teams were interested in both players.
Lewis, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2011. After two years in Philadelphia, Lewis was traded to the Browns in return for Emmanuel Acho. He had a brief stint with the Colts before signing a future/reserve contract with the Patriots in 2015.
He just completed a three-year, $3.1 million contract with the Patriots that included a $600,000 signing bonus and a base salary of $1.2 million for the 2017 season.
In 2017, Lewis appeared in all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 180 rushing attempts for 896 yards (5.0 YPC) and two rushing touchdowns, to go along with 32 receptions for 214 yards (6.7 YPC) and three touchdowns. He also had 570 kickoff return yards and scored once.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.