THURSDAY, 6:46pm: Lewis’ pact with the Vikings is official, according to the team’s website.
Lewis, 28, has been with Detroit since 2012, when he entered the league as a seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma. He actually started four games last season, but for the most part he’s been a backup, appearing in 42 contests during his four-year career. Lewis was a key member of the Lions’ special teams unit, playing on more than 70% of Detroit’s ST snaps — that’s likely the role he’ll play in Minnesota.
Like all free agents, Lewis can’t officially sign his new deal until 3pm CT today.