Jets acquire OL Alex Lewis from Ravens for draft pick
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have acquired offensive lineman Alex Lewis from the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional seventh-round pick in next year’s NFL draft.
The deal Monday is pending a physical. Lewis was recently taken off the Ravens’ physically unable to perform list with a shoulder injury.
He started 10 games at guard last season for the Ravens and can also play tackle, giving the Jets added depth on the offensive line.
The 27-year-old Lewis was a fourth-round pick of Baltimore in 2016 out of Nebraska. He has dealt with several injuries during his short NFL career, including missing two games last season with a neck ailment. Lewis was sidelined the entire 2017 season with an injured shoulder and missed six weeks as a rookie with a sprained ankle.
The move marks the second in five days by new Jets general manager Joe Douglas to upgrade New York’s offensive line. Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil came out of retirement and signed a one-year deal Saturday after passing his physical.
The Jets also announced they claimed cornerback Alex Brown off waivers from the Eagles, who released him on Sunday. He was signed by San Francisco in the spring as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State before joining Philadelphia last month.
New York waived wide receiver/kick returner Quadree Henderson to make room for Brown.