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Patriots Sign RB Dion Lewis To A Two-Year Extension Worth Up To $5M

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have signed RB Dion Lewis to a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Lewis’ new deal is worth up to $5 million and carries a base value of $3 million.
  • According to Yates, Lewis receives a $600,000 signing bonus as part of this deal to go along with base salaries of $800,000 in 2016 and $1.2 million in 2017.
  • Lewis can earn up to $1.8 million in incentives from 2016-2017.

Lewis, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2011. He spent two years in Philadelphia before he was traded to the Browns in return for LB Emmanuel Acho. Lewis later caught on with the Colts at the start of the 2014 season.

The Patriots signed Lewis to a future/reserve contract with the Patriots back in January.

This season, Lewis has appeared in three games and ran for 146 yards on 30 carries (4.9 YPC) to go along with 15 receptions for 179 yards receiving and two total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 running back out of 61 qualifying players.

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