Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GLew Outta Here

The Eagles have traded wideout Greg Lewis to New England for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. The Pats also get a seventh-rounder in 2010, a source close to the situation said.

GLew Outta Here

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The Eagles have traded wide receiver Greg Lewis (83) to the Patriots. (File photo)
The Eagles have traded wide receiver Greg Lewis (83) to the Patriots. (File photo)

Karma works in strange ways.

On the same day the Cowboys parted with Terrell Owens, the Eagles have traded Owens' most fervent Eagles GLew and his mentor, in happier timesacolyte, reserve wideout Greg Lewis, to New England. The Birds get a fifth-rounder this year, bringing them up to an even dozen picks in the April 25-26 draft. They send the Pats a 2010 seventh-rounder.

Lewis entered the league as an Eagles undrafted free agent in 2003 (that was the year all the guys they drafted stunk and all the undrafted free agents they signed were good. Go figure). He showed promise, humor and wit, before falling under the spell of Darth Owens during T.O.'s two-year sojourn in green. Lewis, badly overmatched when the Eagles made him a starter following Owens' suspension in 2005, quickly soured on the media and spent the rest of his Eagles career being surly and sarcastic. He had good hands, and was an able special teams performer, though this past season he seemed to take an inordinate amount of special teams penalties.

For some reason, Pats coach Bill Belichick has always coveted Lewis. Belichick was able to make Jabar Gaffney into a productive wideout after the Eagles released him, so maybe he knows something we don't. 

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