Jets new GM Joe Douglas said he was going to scour the waiver wire to see if there was anyone the team could add this summer. But this new addition came right before he hit the wire.
The Jets have added more offensive line help in Alex Lewis, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Monday.
Lewis wrote on his Instagram on Monday that the Ravens had released him, but the Jets actually swooped in before he officially was to spark a trade with Baltimore. Vacchiano is hearing the payout is a conditional seventh round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Jets will also inherit everything left on his rookie deal, which is one year worth $2.025 million.
Lewis, who went in the fourth round to the Ravens back in 2016, started in 10 games last year. He underwent offseason shoulder surgery this summer, but with the Jets trading for him, shows that he passed his physical.
Lewis was expected to vie for the left guard position for the Ravens, the same position he played last season. But with that role held by another Jets trade acquisition in Kelechi Osemele, Lewis' shot to make the starting lineup could come elsewhere. Brian Winters' spot at right guard could hold a better chance.
Either way, Douglas is bolstering the offensive line and giving his team more options this training camp.