September 17, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have acquired
wide receiver Greg Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange
for an undisclosed 2009 draft pick.
The Patriots also received an undisclosed 2010 draft choice from Philadelphia in the deal for Lewis, a six-year veteran who caught a
touchdown pass in New England's 24-21 Super Bowl win over the
Eagles in the 2005.
Lewis caught a career-high 48 passes for 561 yards the following season, but he's caught only 56 passes total the past three seasons.
The Patriots are thin at receiver behind Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Jabar Gaffney, who played in many of the team's three-receiver sets, signed as a free agent last week with the Denver Broncos.