Lewis signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday.
Lewis was let go by the Giants at roster cutdowns and was on Tennessee's practice squad since early October. The 25-year-old had 36 receptions for 416 yards and two touchdowns with New York in 2017, and he'll head into the offseason hoping to make a case for a chance with the Titans in training camp next summer.
Lewis is signing a practice squad deal with the Titans, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
Lewis spent his first two NFL seasons with the Giants and has experience both on offense and special teams. He could wind up promoted or signed to an active roster down the road, but he will remain on the practice squad for the time being.
The Giant are cutting Lewis on Saturday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Lewis took on a significant workload last season within a banged-up Giants receiving corps, totaling 36 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns. That said, he posted a miserable 5.8 YPT, and seemingly was unable to impress the new coaching staff during the offseason program or preseason slate. He'll look to latch on elsewhere as a depth wideout.
Lewis has recovered from last year's ankle injury, but he apparently was working with backup quarterback Davis Webb, while Sterling Shepard, Cody Latimer and Hunter Sharp got most of the snaps with Eli Manning. The Giants figure to look at a bunch of different players in the No. 3 receiver role once Odell Beckham (ankle) returns for training camp, with Lewis likely battling Latimer, Sharp, Russell Shepard and Travis Rudolph. The division of snaps at minicamp suggests Lewis' status as the incumbent may not be all that important.
Lewis (ankle) is participating in Eli Manning's annual passing camp at Duke University, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
It's a sign that Lewis didn't have any major setbacks in his rehab from Jan. 2 surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle. He estimated he'd need two months to recover, potentially allowing him to participate in the Giants' offseason program without limitations. The 24-year-old wideout took on a larger-than-expected role last season, making eight starts in 15 games as part of an injury-riddled receiving corps. However, he didn't make much of a case for continued involvement in the future, averaging only 11.6 yards per catch and 5.8 per target, with 36 receptions and two touchdowns on 72 targets. There won't be much use trying to project Lewis' role for the upcoming season until there's clarity regarding the Giants' plans for Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Odell Beckham (ankle). The latter is a potential hold out and the former a potential cap casualty, with both looking to bounce back from major ankle injuries suffered in October.
|2016||New York Giants||13||1||7||97||13.9||30||2||2||0||4|
|2017||New York Giants||15||8||36||416||11.6||34||2||6||0||20|
|2016||New York Giants||13||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Giants||15||4||4.0||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|
|2017||New York Giants||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|