PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > Patriots News

Dion Lewis to Undergo “Clean Up” Surgery, Out Indefinitely

Steve Balestrieri
Steve Balestrieri on Twitter
5 years ago at 2:07 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots News

Dion Lewis to Undergo “Clean Up” Surgery, Out IndefinitelyDavid Butler II - USA TODAY Sports

Pats will likely try to swing a deal now

So much for good news, just a short time after he walked thru the locker room with no noticeable limp, it was learned that Patriots’ running back Dion Lewis will undergo “clean-up” surgery and be shelved indefinitely.

Adam Schefter from ESPN broke the story that Lewis will undergo a second surgery.

Lewis who hadn’t been seen since the last day of minicamp was seen by the media strutting thru the locker room during the open phase on Sunday. Since he’s been MIA since June, it was seen as a positive sign. Now he’s going to ….at a minimum begin the season on PUP and perhaps even wind up on IR.

This latest setback is expected to last 8-10 weeks which would put Lewis on the cusp of PUP and possibly landing on IR if he isn’t ready by then.

So what do the Patriots do in the meanwhile? Well, it immediately opens a spot on the 53-man roster. We had already projected Lewis to start the season on PUP so that part is no surprise. That opens a roster spot that we believe will go to…right now Tyler Gaffney. It could also open the door for someone like Donald Brown or D.J. Foster to make the roster, but both have missed a ton of time.

One thing is for sure now, and that is James White’s spot now appears locked as he’s now the best pass catching RB on the team. The Patriots depth chart currently consists of: LeGarrette Blount James White Brandon Bolden Tyler Gaffney Donald Brown Joey Iosefa and D.J. Foster.

Blount, White, and Bolden appear to be roster locks. The remaining players will fight it out for the final spot. FB James Develin is a lock and could be listed here or with a separate category.

Work a Trade? The Patriots could be trying to work a trade or will wait and watch the waiver wire for a suitable pickup. This was something Paul Perillo of PFW said during the broadcast of the game on Thursday.

He mentioned the Titans and Bishop Sankey. He’s got good size and is a Patriots type player and would be a good fit. Tennessee is loaded at the position with Derrick Henry, DeMarco Murray, Dexter McCluster, Antonio Andrews, David Cobb, Bishop Sankey and Devid Fluellen. Sankey could possibly be had at a bargain price with their depth.

Other trading partners could be either Dallas or KC. The Cowboys just drafted Ezekiel Elliot, to go along with Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and sixth-round pick Darius Jackson. McFadden would be the obvious choice to get cut loose. Especially with the way Morris ran this week. Would Dallas and Jerry Jones look to help Kraft and the Patriots out? Hmmm.

A more likely deal could be had with the Chiefs and Andy Reid. Knile Davis seems the odd man out in KC and he had an impressive playoff game against the Patriots a year ago, right up until his fumble.

But regardless, the situation with the Patriots running backs and Lewis went from a wait-and-see to a position of need. It was hoped that Lewis would be back to start the season. Now the earliest that will happen looks to be early November.

Follow me on Twitter @SteveB7SFG or email me at [email protected]

Listen to our Patriots 4th and 2 podcasts on blog talk radio as the writers Russ Goldman, Derek Havens and I from PatsFans.com discuss the latest Patriots news Wednesdays at 12 noon.


Posted Under: Patriots News
Tags: 2016 Patriots Roster 53 Man Roster Projection Bill Belichick Bishop Sankey Brandon Bolden D.J. Foster Darren McFadden Dion Lewis Donald Brown James White Joey Iosefa Knile Davis LaGarrette Blount New England Patriots NFL Patriots Patriots running backs Tyler Gaffney


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Defensive Line

    Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Defensive Line

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    Look for Barmore to be that 3rd down guy with those "amoeba front" looks, he'll generate some impressive pressure upfront. 
    4 days ago
    Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Quarterbacks

    Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Quarterbacks

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    Jones has the Brady-like knack for sliding in the pocket, making excellent pre-snap reads, delivering a very accurate ball.
    5 days ago
    Daily Patriots News and NFL Notes: 5 Things to Know 7/21

    Daily Patriots News and NFL Notes: 5 Things to Know 7/21

    By: Ian Logue
    Some New England Patriots and NFL news for Wednesday 7/21.
    6 days ago
    Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Offensive Line

    Patriots 2021 Training Camp Primer – Offensive Line

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    With the team expected to lean on their running game, the offensive line makes running 12, and 22 personnel something we’ll see quite a bit.
    6 days ago
    MORSE: Patriots Roster Analysis – Part 7 Linebackers and Edge

    MORSE: Patriots Roster Analysis – Part 7 Linebackers and Edge

    By: Mark Morse
    Now to the fun part the Linebackers and Edge players.  This should be an exciting group this season with the veteran Free Agent signings, the…
    7 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")