Baltimore Ravens to cut former starter, Alex Lewis
Update: According to reports the Ravens have traded Alex Lewis to the New York Jets. He was not cut.
The Baltimore Ravens have had their first major cut with Alex Lewis. Cutting Jordan Lasley and Quincy Adeboyejo wasn’t a big deal. That was happening one way or another. Cutting Lewis, an off and on starter, is certainly news worthy.
Lewis began camp sidelined, recovering from shoulder surgery. The Ravens may have decided that he was a lost cause. Injuries were clearly his downfall. Since being drafted in 2016, Lewis has started just 18 games.
Lewis was thought to be in the running for the starting left guard job. Even with injury concerns and an up and down level of performance, Lewis was one of Baltimore’s most experienced left guards. The players left at the position include Jermaine Eluemunor, Ben Powers and James Hurst.
Eluemunor was a day 3 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Eluemunor is listed as the Ravens current starter but doesn’t have a great track record established. Powers is a rookie from Oklahoma. There is a lot of hope for him but we still have to see it. Hurst has proven a capable lineman that can play guard and tackle. Calling him anything more than capable or serviceable is a stretch.
We knew that Lewis getting cut was a possibility. The move coming this early is surprising. It may tell you everything you need to know about Lewis’s shoulder. You have to wonder how much longer he can even extend his career.
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