Saints Sign Tommylee Lewis
Tommylee Lewis will forever be attached to "the play". And now he's just looking for a chance for redemption.
Lewis, a former New Orleans Saints receiver, who is maybe best-known for being part of the no-call pass interference play in the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams following the 2018 season, signed a reserve/futures contract with the Saints on Monday.
A reserve/futures contract is the same as a regular active-roster contract, with the regular rules for minimum veteran salaries, cap charges, signing bonuses, etc. The only difference is that it doesn't take effect until the start of the next League Year.
Teams can sign players to futures contracts as soon as the previous regular season is over, but the contract won't count against the salary cap or 53-man limit. Instead, it'll count against the salary cap and 90-man camp limit of the following season.
In the meantime, the player goes on the reserve/futures list and can't be signed by any other team.
The 27-year old Lewis played his college football at Northern Illinois, before signing with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2016.
In three seasons with the Saints, Lewis appeared in 34 games.
The 5-foot-8, 168-pound Lewis has caught 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns in his NFL career, all with the Saints, as a receiver, while averaging 9.3 yards on 36 punt returns and 22.0 yards on 24 kickoff returns as a return man.
Lewis was drafted 13th-overall in the XFL Draft by the Dallas Renegades.