Dion Lewis agrees to deal with Titans

Report Colts expressing interest in RB Dion Lewis

Report Colts expressing interest in RB Dion Lewis

Though it comes to no surprise, the Indianapolis Colts are wasting no time looking at free agents as the legal tampering period has opened and it seems they are expressing interest in New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

Lewis, who played college football at Pittsburgh, was a fifth-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. The Patriots signed Lewis to a two-year extension after just one month in New England.

And if the Giants truly wish to stock their roster with several all-around talents at running back, Lewis certainly fits that bill.

Last season, Lewis had a career-season with the AFC Champion Patriots, rushing for 896 yards while averaging 5.0 yards per carry and scoring six touchdowns in addition to catching 32 passes for 214 yards and three more touchdowns.

Butler's contract reportedly is worth $61 million over five years. Henry has a ton of upside, and pairing him with a shifty, versatile back like Lewis could make for a potent combination.

The Patriots have James White, Mike Gillislee, and Brandon Bolden at running back.

Lewis does a little bit of everything, a common trait among Jets running backs in recent years.

While losing a step is a concern with any back, his ability to run through contact and gain yards after breaking tackles suggests he'll be more effective than his 195-pound frame suggests should he begin to slow down.