Lewis will have a chance to increase his workload in 2017 due to the release of Victor Cruz, NJ.com reports.
As an undrafted free agent, Lewis never seriously threatened the trio of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, and Cruz for snaps, but his ability on special teams helped him avoid the inactive list starting in Week 4 last season. Despite starting for Cruz in Week 10, Lewis never posted more than one reception in a given game, finishing the campaign with seven receptions (on 19 targets) for 97 yards and two touchdowns across 13 contests. Lewis far outpaced fellow wideout Tavarres King in terms of snaps -- 207 versus 76 -- but the latter showed late-season promise as a receiver, gathering in a 44-yard pass in Week 17 before notching the Giants' only touchdown during their wild-card defeat in Green Bay. As a result, King may have a leg up this offseason, but Lewis will nonetheless compete for the third receiver job behind Beckham and Shepard.
Lewis has now caught a single pass in seven consecutive games -- a stark contrast from surging fellow rookie Sterling Shepard. He warrants keeping an eye on, however. Sunday's 29 snaps tied his second highest total of the season during the same game Victor Cruz was left untargeted and contemplating his role. Don't be surprised if he makes a move for the No. 3 job down the stretch.
Lewis was able to take the field for the latter half of the practice week, so expect to see him in his usual role as the
Lewis missed Wednesday's practice, but was able to take part in both Thursday's and Friday's sessions, albeit in a limited fashion. His potential absence could force Tavarres King into additional playing time.
Lewis (concussion) was not a participant during Wednesday's practice, Tom Rock of Newsday Sports reports.
Lewis suffered a head injury during Sunday's game against the Bears, forcing him to be sidelined for the remainder of the tilt due to the league's concussion protocol. He'll need to be cleared sometime this week before he potentially becomes available for Week 12 against the Browns.
|P2||8/21/17||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ NE||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/12/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|2016||New York Giants||13||1||7||97||13.9||30||2||2||0||4|
|2016||New York Giants||13||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New York Giants||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|