Head coach Sean Payton said Thursday that Lewis (knee) has looked good in practice and is "close to 100 percent", Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Lewis has been on injured reserve due to a knee injury since Sept. 19 and finally returned to practice Oct. 31. The earliest Lewis could be activated from IR is in Week 12, but as evidenced by this news, that seems entirely possible. With the Saints adding Dez Bryant to the receiving corps Thursday, it's unlikely Lewis would provide any solid fantasy value if he's reinstated.
Lewis' return to practice opens up a three-week window during which the Saints can evaluate the wideout and return specialist for a return from injured reserve. The 26-year-old is unlikely to hold a major role on offense if the Saints reinstate him to the 53-man roster.
Lewis is questionable to return to Sunday's game after suffering a knee injury, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The severity of Lewis' knee issue is not yet known. If he's held out for an extended period of time, Ted Ginn could be asked to help out on kick returns.
Lewis (undisclosed) is present at Saturday's practice but is still sidelined, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
While Lewis is still out with his undisclosed injury, his presence at practice is definitely encouraging. He will remain day-to-day until the Saints can provide a more detailed update on Lewis' status.
Lewis (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars due to an injury suffered in practice Sunday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Lewis is aiming to find a role with the Saints as a return man in 2018, but he will miss out on an opportunity to make a mark in Week 1 of the preseason. Assuming the issue isn't serious, his next chance to return to game action arrives next Friday against the Cardinals.
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|2017||New Orleans Saints||15||0||10||116||11.6||52||1||2||1||4|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||12||1||3||11||3.7||7||0||0||1|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||15||0||2||14||7.0||8||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||12||8||152||19.0||26||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||15||13||307||23.6||39||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||3||69||23.0||26||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||12||14||8||160||11.4||59||0||3|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||15||14||10||115||8.2||24||0||1|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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