The Bears have reportedly signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis to a contract:
#Bears announce they have signed CB LeQuan Lewis. Spent time with Cowboys and Bucs in 2012.As Biggs said, Lewis played with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, appearing in eight total games between the two teams (five with the Bucs, three with the Cowboys). He had five total tackles, and intercepted a pass for the Bucs in a week 10 win against the Chargers. He also had five kickoff returns with the Bucs for 106 yards (21.2 average).
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) February 11, 2013
Lewis will turn 24 on February 17th, and is 5'11", 190 pounds. He was signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State in 2011, and then spent time with the Raiders and Jets in 2012, but didn't make a roster until doing so with the Bucs later in the year.
Lewis joins Tom Nelson (link to our write-up on him) as free agent defensive backs signed of late that could battle for Bears roster spots in training camp, and will likely have to show value on special teams to have a realistic chance to make the roster. The fact Lewis has recent NFL experience returning kicks could definitely help his chances, especially with Devin Hester's Bears future very much up in the air.
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