There has been talk that the Patriots could make one of their running back available for trade, but Lombardy makes it clear the Patriots will not be trading Lewis.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about teams showing interest in Lewis, as Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald previously reported that multiple teams during the offseason and leading up to the start of the season had contacted the Patriots and expressed interest in him.
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.
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 271 yards on 58 carries (4.7 YPC) and two touchdowns for the Patriots. He has also caught 10 passes for 58 yards receiving and added 266 kick return yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 running back out of 54 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Lewis trade as the news is available.