The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly agreed to terms with Detroit Lions free agent linebacker Travis Lewis.
Peter Schrager of Fox Sports reports that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a contract with free agent linebacker Travis Lewis.
The 28-year-old Lewis was a seventh round pick of the Detroit Lions out of Oklahoma in 2012. He was strictly a special teams player/backup for Detroit his first three seasons but ascended to starting status for a time in 2015, finishing the year with ten tackles and one sack in 141 snaps.
Lewis probably fits best in the Vikings’ scheme as a Will linebacker but we’ll have to wait to hear what Mike Zimmer says about that. Lewis is not viewed as someone who can play the nickel linebacker role.
The Vikings’ linebacker corps looks to be fairly well set with Lewis coming aboard and Audie Cole also reportedly coming back on a one-year deal. Where does this leave Chad Greenway, who reportedly wants to return for 2016?
In addition to Lewis, the Vikings also reportedly will sign former 49ers guard Alex Boone. The Vikings have already agreed to new deals with several of their own free agents, including Andrew Sendejo and Kenrick Ellis. The Vikings reportedly have missed out on Bengals free agent safety George Iloka.
The Vikings are reported to have signed Phil Loadholt to a new deal but that move has not yet been made official by the team.