EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants and running back Dion Lewis have reached an agreement on a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.
Lewis, 5-8 and 195 pounds, has played seven NFL seasons for Philadelphia 2011-12), New England (2015-17) and Tennessee (2018-19). He did not play in the 2013-14 seasons.
Giants coach Joe Judge was the Patriots' special teams coordinator when Lewis was in New England.
Lewis is the eighth free agent that played for another team in 2019 that has reportedly agreed to terms with the Giants. The others are cornerback James Bradberry (Carolina), linebackers Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell (both Green Bay), tight end Levine Toilolo (San Francisco), tackle Cam Fleming (Dallas), safety/special teams standout Nate Ebner (New England) and quarterback Colt McCoy (Washington).
Lewis has started 27 of 86 regular-season games and rushed for 2,310 yards and 11 touchdowns on 538 carries (4.3-yard avg.) and caught 172 passes for 1,281 yards and seven scores. Lewis has also played in nine postseason games with five starts, including two Super Bowls. His playoff totals are 60 carries for 222 yards and one touchdown, plus 23 receptions for 158 yards and one score.
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In 2019, Lewis played in all 16 regular-season games for the third consecutive season and three postseason games for the Titans as a backup to Derrick Henry, who led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards. Lewis finished second on the team with 54 carries for 209 yards and added 25 catches for 164 yards and one touchdown.
Lewis made his only start on Dec. 22 vs. New Orleans and had season-high totals of 15 attempts for 68 yards. He had a season-best five catches for 33 yards at Carolina on Nov. 3.
Lewis, 29 entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft choice (149th overall) by the Eagles in 2011, from the University of Pittsburgh. He rushed for 171 yards in two seasons in Philadelphia before spending the 2013 season on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury in the preseason. The following year, Lewis was on the Indianapolis Colts roster for one game before being released.
In 2015, Lewis began a three-year stint in New England. His best NFL season was in 2017, when he played in all 16 regular-season games with eight starts and had career-high totals of 180 carries, 896 yards and six touchdowns while adding 32 catches for 214 yards and three scores. He ran for 135 yards and caught 16 passes while starting all three postseason games, including Super Bowl LII.
Lewis joined the Titans in 2018 and in his first season there started seven games and had a career-high totals of 59 catches for 400 yards and ran for 517 yards. He scored two touchdowns.
Lewis played two seasons at Pittsburgh (2009-10), where he finished fourth on the school's all-time rushing list with 2,860 yards. As a freshman, he became the first player since Michael Vick (Virginia Tech, 1999) to earn Big East Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season after rushing 325 times for 1,799 yards (5.5 avg.) and 18 total touchdowns. He was a unanimous first-team All-Big East, Freshman All-America and second-team All-America in 2009.