Giants head coach Joe Judge reunites with another familiar face in RB Dion Lewis, who signed a one-year deal to join Big Blue, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Monday.
The Giants were predicted to be done spending considering they had about $15.3 million in cap room left, per Over The Cap. But Lewis was out on the market after the Titans released him, and Judge took the chance to add a versatile running back behind Saquon Barkley.
Lewis has been backing up Derrick Henry for the past two seasons, totaling 726 yards over that span. But getting just 54 rushing attempts and 25 receptions in 16 games last season, Lewis wasn't a necessity to bring back for Tennessee.
So GM Dave Gettleman brings in someone who Judge knows well thanks to Lewis' three seasons with the Patriots from 2015-2017. Lewis' best NFL season actually came in 2017 with the Pats, where he tallied 896 yards on the ground and 214 through the air with nine total touchdowns.
Obviously, Barkley is the No. 1 back here, but Lewis adds a lot of versatility behind him to go along with Wayne Gallman. Jon Hilliman would figure to be their practice squad back if the Giants do decide to keep him on board when the season begins.
Once again, Gettleman has added a veteran that is cost-effective and makes sense for the team.