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Kyle Lewis gets another NFL shot Wednesday, signs with Green Bay Packers

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 13:23:58-04

Former Cal Poly slot back/wide receiver Kyle Lewis has signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers.

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the signings of Lewis and Temple wide receiver Adonis Jennings on Wednesday. To make room on the 90-man roster, Green Bay placed wide receiver Michael Clark and guard Cole Madison on the reserve/did not report list.

Lewis signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions in late April, less than two hours following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft, and attended the team’s rookie mini camp in early May.

In 52 career games as a Mustang, Lewis rushed for 1,163 yards and caught 61 passes for 1,079 yards. He rushed for 13 touchdowns and averaged 7.8 yards per carry while catching five scoring passes and averaging 20.8 yards per reception.

Lewis also averaged 20.3 yards on 48 career kickoff returns with a long of 49 yards.

The 6-0, 207-pounder from San Marcos, Calif., in San Diego County and a graduate of San Marcos High School scored on a 73-yard run against Southern Utah last season and broke off long runs of 91 yards against UC Davis, 70 against Portland State and 54 versus Sacramento State as a junior in 2016.

Lewis impressed several scouts at Cal Poly’s Pro Day in late March with a 4.46 clocking in the 40-yard dash, 23 reps of 225 pounds, a 10-foot, 9-inch standing broad jump and a 37-inch vertical leap.

Lewis will wear No. 1 for the Packers.

Packer players reported Wednesday, with training camp opening Thursday morning at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay, Wisc. Rosters will be pared to 53 players and a 10-man practice squad following the final preseason games August 30.

-Provided by Cal Poly