James Butler, the primary backup to SS Craig Dahl, was out of practice today and out at least for this week with a knee.
Lewis had a starting job in San Francisco before he asked for his release early in the season. The 49ers replaced him with rookie Taylor Mays. The Lewis saga is an interesting chapter in the decline of the San Francisco 49ers this season. A veteran leader that was respected by the team, there were whispers that he and Mike Singletary had some issues as the team collapsed after an 0-3 start.
Lewis made the Pro Bowl in 2004, and played with Spagnuolo in Philly.
Lewis is a good starter at SS, but not a guy who you want to depend on in coverage. This is a good addition, not to mention what a bonus it is to pick up some debris from the 49ers destruction.
Anyone think that Lewis will be fired up to play his former team in week 10?