The Patriots have locked up running back Dion Lewis for two more years.
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While LeGarrette Blount was serving his one-game suspension, running back Dion Lewis stepped in and put on a show. Lewis’ Week 1 performance put his name on the map, and he’s become a dynamic matchup nightmare for the Patriots.
Now, he’s getting rewarded for it in a big way. According to Field Yates of ESPN and confirmed by FS1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo, the Patriots have locked up Lewis, signing him to a two-year extension.
Filed to ESPN: the Patriots have signed RB Dion Lewis to a 2-year contract extension through the 2017 season, per a league source.
Lewis was out of football altogether last season, but emerged in training camp and early in the regular season as one of the Patriots’ best backs. Through three games, Lewis has rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and caught 15 passes for 179 yards.