According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, multiple teams during the offseason and even as recently as last week have contacted the Patriots and expressed interest in a potential trade for RB Dion Lewis.
However, Howe says that New England has resisted the trade interest up to this point. Even so, Howe mentions that it’s possible the Patriots could change their minds on Lewis as the trade deadline draws closer.
Howe stresses that New England hasn’t been shopping Lewis around and the interest is coming from the other teams.
Lewis, 26, 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.
Lewis is in the final year of his three-year, $3.1 million contract that included a $600,000 signing bonus and stands to make a base salary of $1.2 million for the 2017 season.
This season, Lewis has rushed for nine yards on two carries and no touchdowns for the Patriots.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Lewis trade as the news is available.