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Report: WR Lewis Re-Signed

Posted by cjsiewert on March 1, 2010 – 10:20 am

With free agency set to begin Thursday (March 4), many teams are currently in negotiations with their potential free agents.  The Vikings have expressed their desire to keep all 5 of their potential unrestricted free agents (UFAs) and have now decreased that number by one.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports that the Vikings and WR Greg Lewis have agreed to a 1-year contract this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lewis joined the Vikings at the beginning of last season shortly after the release of WR Bobby Wade.  The 7-year veteran compiled 8 receptions for 96 yards and a TD for the Vikings in 2009.  Undoubtedly, his most memorable catch of the season came in Week 3 at home against the San Francisco 49ers.

With the Vikings trailing 24-20 late in the 4th quarter, QB Brett Favre launched a desperation pass from the 32-yard line into the back of the endzone, where Lewis came down with the ball and somehow managed to keep both of his feet inbounds for the game-winning TD.

The miracle pass thrown by Favre won the game and improved the Vikings to 3-0, but the lesser-noted aspect of the play was who actually caught the ball.  The 32-yard game winning TD reception was Lewis’ 1st catch in a Vikings uniform and many people (including myself) did not even know who Lewis was at the time.

Hopefully, this re-signing will bring many more spectacular plays like the one in Week 3, and is a sign of what is to come as to re-signing other potential free agents.

Stay updated on vikings.com for news on other potential free agents, as it is sure to be busy week for the Vikings front office with free agency set to begin this Thursday at 11:01 p.m.


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10 Responses to “Report: WR Lewis Re-Signed”

  1. By Lois Berg on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hi,
    I am happy to see that Greg Lewis is staying on as a Viking. I would like to see ALL of the same team from this past season remain as Vikings for the upcoming season, including Brett Favre at quarterback. We all know how well the Vikings did this past season and with the same team playing again this year, it just HAS to be another great year!!!
    Thank you.
    Lois B. in Eau Claire, WI (orig. from S.E. Minn).

  2. By greenbayhater on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    lets get chester resigned now and trade A.P for a good corner

  3. By meswant on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to see more of Greg Lewis, the few times I saw him catch, he seems to have good hands. I think a good set from the line would be to have Rice, Berrian, Harvin & Lewis on the line & AP or Taylor in the back. It would give Brett great options & really mess with the defence looking at it. If they stack the box for AP, you have 4 guys with great hands to catch & run. If they figure it is a pass, AP/Taylor could pound the ball & get some serious yardage. What do you guys think??

  4. By Robin S. on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    I will never forget Greg Lewis because of his magnificent catch! I am so glad he will stay a Viking! We have a great team and I hope Brett and all of them come back and go to the Super Bowl. What they did in one year was totally incredible! After a year of playing together they will be even more magnificent! What a fun year it was!!! So exciting! Thanks to Brett and all of his guys!! What great chemistry! Thanks to all of you!

  5. By TW VIKE on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Lets quit with the trade AP talk. He & Chris Johnson are the best backs in the NFL !

  6. By Raulito919 on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    “greenbayhater” your an idiot, yes it would be nice to get antrel rolle or antonio cromartie but “all day” is a beast, seriously this mans body of work is crazy, he’ll make his adjustments.

  7. By SkolVikings on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Trade AP? What are you on and how do I get some?

  8. By paul on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Physical runners like A.P usually have short careers in the N.F.L.

    If he could avoid the hits, he would save his body and have alot less fumbles.

  9. By tim on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    I would keep him, if for nothing else for the one catch he made against the 49’ers makes me wonder if he was utilize enough the rest of the season. Without a doubt one of the best throw’s and catches i’ve ever seen in my 49 years.

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