- Jim McBride reported earlier in the week that the Patriots were activating Lewis from the PUP list. However, no decision has been made regarding his status for Week 10’s game against the Seahawks.
- Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that Lewis was “on track to play” in Week 10’s game against the Seahawks.
Lewis is working his way back from second surgery on his knee which came after the ACL tear he suffered last year. Tom Curran previously reported that Lewis’ second “clean-up” surgery in August was to repair a patella stress fracture.
Lewis, 26, signed a three-year, $3.1 million contract that included a $600,000 signing bonus with the Patriots just a month ago after getting out to an impressive start to the 2015 season. He stands to make a base salary of $800,000 in 2016 and another $1.2 million in 2017.
The Patriots placed Lewis on the PUP list to open the regular season.
In 2015, Lewis appeared in six games and ran for 220 yards on 45 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 349 yards receiving and four total touchdowns.