The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly added a player to their secondary. According to National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, they added former Arizona State Sun Devil cornerback LeQuan Lewis, whom they will sign to a two-year contract.
Lewis was an undrafted free agent in 2011 after two years at Arizona State. He attended a junior college previous to transferring to ASU. Since being signed originally with the Tennessee Titans, he has bounced between six teams, only making an active roster in 2012, where he played a total of eight games between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He picked off one pass, had five tackles and returned five kicks.
Lewis has elite speed. Coming out of college, he was clocked between 4.38 and 4.49. Three years later, he was a participant in ASU's Pro Day (which was three weeks ago) and there he ran a 4.30 40-yard dash. (I have a feeling it is there that the Cards staff saw him.)
With only having played eight games, Lewis is still in that "exclusive rights" part of his career. A two-year deal simply makes sense because the Cards retain control for two seasons anyway.
He is likely just a camp body who will have a chance to compete for the back end of the roster -- perhaps where Bryan McCann is projected to be. He could be a gunner or even return kicks. But at best, since I don't know if he has spent any time on a practice squad, he might be eligible to stick with the team that way.
What do you think? Just a camp body, or dark horse to make the roster?
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