Tommylee Lewis #11 WR
Height / Weight
5'7" / 168 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
October 24, 1992 (25)
3rd Season
2016 / Rd. / Pk. (NO FA)
Northern Illinois
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis was the star of the first preseason game against Cleveland. Lewis brought in 10 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown. This included a highlight-reel, 32-yard diving grab in front of the end zone. Lewis will likely have a role on the team as a return man and special teams player, but he is trying to carve out a role as a reserve receiver. He is battling with Corey Fuller, who has been impressing in camp as well. Lewis doesn't figure to have value in redraft leagues unless injury strikes one of the Saints' primary receivers.

over 9 months ago | RotoBaller

Rookie receiver Tommylee Lewis got a chance to be involved in the Saints offense with the absence of Willie Snead. He delivered 43 yards on three receptions and carried the ball for a one yard gain. Lewis, an undrafted rookie out of Northern Illinois, stands at 5'7" but is a speed burner who also contributes in the return game. It is now known that he was mentored by Bill Parcells, who encouraged Sean Payton to give him a chance in training camp. Lewis currently stands as the #5 receiver in New Orleans, but could get the chance to make more plays like tonight if Snead or any other Saints receiver misses time.

over a year ago | RotoBaller

Undrafted free agent Tommylee Lewis is making an impression so far in Saints training camp. It will be an uphill battle to earn a roster spot for the diminutive 5'7" receiver out of Northern Illinois, but he is doing his part. Lewis scored a pair of touchdowns during team drills on Thursday and has shown burst in the return game, which may be his best bet to make the roster. He even drew praise after practice from head coach Sean Payton. Lewis did not put up impressive numbers in college, but injuries hampered his senior year, resulting in a redshirt. Last season he caught 34 balls for 398 yards in nine games. His prowess as a kick returner is what likely caught the Saints attention. Lewis averaged 25.3 yards per return in his college career and compiled over 1,300 yards his first two seasons alone. His role in the return game disappeared by his senior year, however, making him a minor contributor for a smaller program. Lewis may catch on as a return man and fifth receiver for the Saints if he continues to catch the coaches' attention in camp, but he will have to face opposing defenses to prove his value.

over a year ago | RotoBaller