The Ravens are happy with new starting safety Kendrick Lewis. And the feeling is mutual. Lewis signed a three-year deal worth $5.4 million in the offseason. He has not only hit the ground running from a physical standpoint, but also as a mentor to his less experienced teammates. "Kendrick Lewis is going a great job," John Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun. "He doesn't say much. In terms of walking around the building, he just puts his nose to the grindstone and goes to work. "I see him in the weight room. I see him in the meeting room. I see him on the field just working like crazy. Very smart player, really gets the game and communicates really well back there." The 26-year-old Lewis, who started every game for Houston a year ago and led the Texans with 84 tackles, is equally appreciative of his new team. "When you see Baltimore Ravens, you see the philosophy," he said. "You see that their team is made up on defense and me being a defensive guy, me being a safety, that's what I wanted to be a part of."
Kendrick Lewis is switching from the AFC South to the AFC North. The 26-year-old safety reached an agreement on a three-year deal with the Ravens, per the team's official website. Lewis spent his first four years with the Chiefs before signing with the Texans in 2014. He signed for the league minimum last year. He started all 16 games last season for Houston, racking up 52 total tackles, six passes defensed and two interceptions.
The Texans are hoping to re-sign free safety Kendrick Lewis, per the Houston Chronicle. Lewis, 26, spent his first four years with the Chiefs prior to signing with the Texans in 2014. He signed for the league minimum last year. Over his career Lewis has 192 total tackles, 28 passes defensed and nine interceptions.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) is active for the game against Tennessee after being listed as probable. He has 64 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in eight games. Also suiting up for Houston are linebacker Max Bullough (hamstring), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), safety Kendrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerback Darryl Morris (thigh), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back), safety D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (ankle).
The typically lengthy injury report released Friday by the Texans for their Sunday game against Tennessee has confirmed that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play. Neither will cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee). Linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) is questionable. The other players on the report are probable. They are linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Max Bullough (hamstring), Brian Cushing (knee) and Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerbacks Darryl Morris (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (knee), tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), running back Arian Foster (groin) and safeties D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and Kendrick Lewis (knee).