With both Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman still playing well but advancing in their careers, the Bears are adding young depth at the position that may challenge for eventual playing time.
The 5-11, 190-pound Lewis appeared in eight games during the 2012 season with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recording four tackles, one interception and two passes defensed. He also added five kickoff returns for 106 yards (21.2).
Lewis originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent of the Tennessee Titans out of Arizona State in 2011, while also spending time with the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets.
Paw Prints: The Bears are building a bigger and better Halas Hall. The team announced renovation plans are underway to add 30,000 square feet of space to their current headquarters of 100,00 square feet. Bears President Ted Phillips explained the rationale. ““Upgrading our football facilities will give our players, coaches and personnel staff additional space and new technology to help them prepare during each phase of the football calendar. We will continue to provide our team the resources needed to compete for championships.” The improvements will include a new dining facility for players and coaches, a renovated locker room, an expanded weight room and training room, a new broadcast studio, a new event center, a new press conference room, many new offices and 100 more parking spaces.