Gregory Alan Lewis,Jr. is a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of NFL. Prior to turning pro, Lewis played with Illinois. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003 as an undrafted free agent.
In five seasons with the Eagles, Lewis has played in 15 regular-season games for four of those seasons. He appeared in 74 games total, catching 108 passes for 1,452 yards. He’s averaged 13.4 YPC and in 2007 averaged 20.4 YPC. Lewis has scored six touchdowns on passes and made and lost one fumble.
He joined the New England Patriots team in 2009 at the fifth round pick and was released on 5th of September. He however signed with the Minnesota Vikings on 10th September, 2009. He caught a 32 yard hail mary touchdown pass from Brett Favre on 27th September. He also received an ESPY Award for best play from Favre. He was re-signed to a one year contract on 28th February, 2010.
Lewis is a fine backup receiver and special teams player. He stands six-foot and weighs 185 pounds. He has quick feet, is well coordinated and shows fine balance. After catching the ball, he’s able to get up field quickly. His cutting chops, both inside and out, are very good. He’s not afraid to stretch out for the ball when in a crowd, and he’s willing to block despite his size limitations. Lewis has worked on his skills throughout his career. Developing both upper and lower body strength would help his game.