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Bears add depth to secondary by signing LeQuan Lewis

2/11/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The Chicago Bears made a roster move to add depth to their cornerback spot, by signing journeyman LeQuan Lewis on Monday. Cornerback LeQuan Lewis had been up for grabs ever since he was officially released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in December.
 
LeQuan Lewis entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State with the Tennessee Titans in 2011. However, LeQuan Lewis didn’t play in that season after being released by the Tennessee Titans in September. LeQuan Lewis was later picked up by the Oakland Raiders, only to be released in the 2012 offseason.
 
The New York Jets signed LeQuan Lewis during preseason, but his future was never any certainty regarding his future after undergoing a series of releases and re-signings by the Jets. LeQuan Lewis was eventually cut without a single regular season appearance for the New York Jets.
 
The Dallas Cowboys were next in line, signing LeQuan Lewis for a relatively unproductive three game stint. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys in early October. LeQuan Lewis’ longest stay on the roster lasted with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, as he appeared in five games compiling four tackles and one interception.
 
The 23-year-old LeQuan Lewis finished the 2012 season with four tackles, one interception and two pass breakups. LeQuan Lewis also had five kickoff returns for 106 yards, averaging 21.2 yards per return last season.
 
At Arizona State, LeQuan Lewis also played had a role on the special teams as a kick returned and spent some time playing wide receiver as well before settling in at cornerback.
 
The Chicago Bears are making moves to bolster their secondary since they may be forced to replace several reserve cornerbacks such as Kelvin Hayden, D.J. Moore and Zack Bowman next season.  The three Chicago Bears defensive backs are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. Meanwhile the Chicago Bears have only starters Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings under contract at cornerback ranks for next season, while special teams contributor Sherrick McManis is also expected back off the injured reserve.
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