Tommylee Lewis

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #11
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #11

Tommylee Lewis News

Waived from practice squad

Lewis was waived from the Saints' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Lewis bounced back and forth between the practice squad this season, but after failing to make enough of an impact, the Northern Illinois product has been let go from New Orleans. The receiver caught one of his three targets for five yards during the 2020 campaign.

Jan 16, 2021 1:44 PM EST


Shifts to practice roster

Lewis reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Lewis only played seven snaps on offense during this stint with the Saints; he primarily works as a returner when he's on the active roster. The Northern Illinois product recorded 20 yards on two punt returns in Sunday's win over the Panthers. Lewis will be an option for the Saints for the duration of their playoff run.

Jan 5, 2021 12:23 PM EST



Heads to active roster

Lewis was promoted to the Saints' active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Lewis will be available for Sunday's game against the Panthers and he could assume kick return duties with Ty Montgomery experiencing an expanded role as the team's fill-in starting running back.

Jan 2, 2021 3:15 PM EST


Returns to practice squad

The Saints signed Lewis to the practice squad Wednesday, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lewis has cleared waivers after being cut by the Saints last Thursday. The 28-year-old wide receiver has been shuffled up and down from the practice squad this season, ultimately playing in four games and contributing mostly as a return man.

Dec 30, 2020 7:06 PM EST


Moving on from New Orleans

Lewis was waived by the Saints on Thursday, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Northern Illinois product has been called up to the active roster a handful of times over the latter of the season, making four appearances since Week 8 while compiling 21 scrimmage yards on two offensive touches. WIth Lewis offering flexibility as a return specialist as well, there remains the possibility New Orleans promptly re-signs the 28-year-old once an injury or roster development merits acquiring his services.

Dec 24, 2020 3:02 PM EST



Held without a reception

Lewis failed to bring in his only target in the Saints' 32-29 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: He appeared in an NFL game for the third week in a row, though Lewis failed to make any meaningful impact. In that span, he's drawn just two targets without bringing in a reception. On the year, Lewis has just one reception for five yards to his credit.

Dec 21, 2020 1:09 PM EST


Gains promotion to active roster

Lewis has been added to the Saints' active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Analysis: As was Juwan Johnson, with the duo likely to stick around beyond Week 15, given that both Michael Thomas (ankle) and Deonte Harris (neck) were placed on IR on Saturday. In that context, Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith are slated to serve as the team's top wideouts down the stretch.

Dec 19, 2020 1:45 PM EST


Sent down after busy returns day

Lewis reverted to the Saints' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Lewis received an opportunity in the return game as Deonte Harris sat out his third consecutive contest due to a stinger. The Northern Illinois standout contributed 55 yards over his two kick-return attempts, adding a pair of punt returns for six yards. He's been afforded a peripheral offensive role when active, posting 21 scrimmage yards on two touches over his three 2020 appearances.

Dec 14, 2020 5:25 PM EST


Brought up to active roster

The Saints elevated Lewis to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Juwan Johnson was also brought up from the practice squad to add depth at wide receiver. Lewis has played in two games this season, rushing once for 16 yards and returning three punts for 17 yards.

Dec 12, 2020 3:51 PM EST


Back to practice squad

Lewis reverted back to New Orlean's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Lewis failed to haul in his lone target, though he did have a 16-yard rush. He also returned three punts for a total of 17 yards.

Dec 7, 2020 7:49 PM EST


Hops to active roster

The Saints elevated Lewis to the active roster Saturday, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Saints are bolstering their depth at wide receiver after placing Marquez Callaway (knee) on IR. Deonte Harris (neck) is also questionable. Juwan Johnson was elevated from the practice squad as well. Lewis last played back in Week 8 when he caught one pass for five yards on five offensive snaps.

Dec 5, 2020 2:34 PM EST


Back with Saints

Lewis signed with the Saints' practice squad Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Lewis was waived by the Saints on Monday, but it didn't take long to return to his familiar home. The veteran was promoted from the practice squad for Week 8, playing five offensive snaps and hauling in one pass for five yards.

Nov 4, 2020 6:46 PM EST


Drops to waivers

The Saints waived Lewis on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Lewis was promoted from the practice squad before Sunday's game versus the Bears, and he played five offensive snaps, reeling in his lone target for five yards. He's expected to clear waivers and land back on the Saints' practice squad.

Nov 2, 2020 2:39 PM EST


Promoted to active roster

The Saints signed Lewis to the active roster Saturday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Lewis hasn't played an NFL game since the 2018 season when he posted a 3-60-1 line over seven games with the Saints. The 28-year-old wideout has been on the team's practice squad for nearly a month, and he could have an immediate impact on offense since Michael Thomas (hamstring), Marquez Callaway (ankle) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19) are all ruled out.

Oct 31, 2020 3:52 PM EST


Inks deal with Saints practice team

Lewis has been signed to New Orleans' practice squad, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The Saints bring back a familar face in Lewis, who between 2016 and 2018 reeled in 20 passes and 252 receiving yards for the club, also providing 9.3 yards per attempt on 36 punt returns over 34 appearances during that span. Lewis was let go by the Panthers via an injury settlement in early September, but the 27-year-old has since recovered from the issue and is now ready to give it another go with the Saints.

Oct 8, 2020 3:22 PM EST


Reaches injury settlement

The Panthers waived Lewis (hamstring) from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Lewis will become a free agent and can sign with another team as soon as he's deemed healthy. The 27-year-old wide receiver played seven games for the Saints last year and posted three receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Sep 4, 2020 9:16 PM EST


Let go by Panthers

Lewis (hamstring) was waived/injured by Carolina on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Lewis missed Tuesday's practice due to the hamstring issue, and as evidenced by this news, the injury appears to be serious. If the veteran goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll revert to the team's injured reserve for the 2020 barring and injury settlement.

Sep 2, 2020 5:35 PM EST


Tending to hamstring injury

Lewis (hamstring) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Lewis was poised for increased practice reps since Curtis Samuel (hamstring), Seth Roberts (concussion) and Keith Kirkwood (shoulder) are all tending to injuries, but now he'll join them on the sidelines. The 27-year-old wide receiver was on the roster bubble anyway, and this hurts his chances of making the final roster.

Sep 1, 2020 5:30 PM EST


Signs with Carolina

Lewis signed with the Panthers on Sunday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Lewis was let go by the Saints earlier in August, and now he'll vie for a roster spot with the NFC South foe. The 27-year-old didn't make a 53-man roster in 2019, and he recorded just 20 receptions for 252 yards and two touchdowns between 2016 and 2018.

Aug 16, 2020 10:00 AM EST


Cut by Saints

The Saints waived Lewis on Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Lewis combined for 20 catches, 272 yards and two touchdowns while taking seven carries for 35 yards in 34 contests with the Saints between 2016 and 2018. On top of that, he averaged 9.3 yards on 36 punt returns and 22.0 yards on 24 kick returns. After not playing a game last season, he was brought back to New Orleans via a reserve/future contract. Unfortunately for Lewis, he was cut loose as the Saints made moves to get to 80 players on the roster.

Aug 2, 2020 2:34 PM EST


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