Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Texans safety Kendrick Lewis (21) runs back an interception for a first quarter touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
3. Signing Kendrick Lewis, FS
Lewis was selected with the 136th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He started his rookie season as a backup but took over the starting position after Jon McGraw was injured. Lewis started ten games, intercepted three passes, and forced one fumble.
After a few up and down years with the Chiefs he was signed by the Houston Texans in 2014. Lewis led the team with 84 tackles and two interceptions, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
After losing Darian Stewart to the Broncos, the Ravens needed additional help at safety and signed Lewis in free agency. Lewis is the top candidate to start alongside returning free agent Will Hill.
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In 2015, Lewis will have the luxury of playing behind potentially one of the best front sevens in the NFL, one that includes outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil (The league’s current best sack duo), 2014 rookie standout inside linebacker C.J Mosley, highly talented defensive tackles Timmy Jernigan and Brandon Williams, and veteran inside linebacker Daryl Smith, who has taken on the unimaginable task of succeeding Ravens legend Ray Lewis as good as anyone.
With this in mind, I believe that Lewis can have an amazing year dominating in the Ravens’ backfield.
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